Schools around the country are celebrating this week! They are celebrating all their efforts to help make their schools healthier places as part of Every Kid HealthyTM Week.
Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts our school partners are doing to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning – because healthy kids learn better! Everyone in the country can get involved and be a part of the celebration to help support sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in schools.
It’s not too late to join the movement and celebrate, too! It’s not hard. Parents, educators, school nurses, administrators and food service managers are finding ways to make events at school health promoting! You can turn an existing event into an Every Kid HealthyTM Event by including a healthy spin. Include a healthy snack or taste test at your Spring Fling, or instead of a family reading night, turn it into a family fitness night. Many ideas can be found here including a toolkit, ideas other schools are doing, success stories and ways to register your event, too.
Want to know what’s going on in your town, state or around the country? Check out the interactive map to find out how others are celebrating.
Celebrating health and wellness is not just about one day or one week. Every Kid HealthyTM Week is about showcasing schools’ accomplishments in creating health promoting environments throughout the year. Schools that make their Every Kid HealthyTM Week event a culmination of their year-round activities know that any time is the right time to introduce kids to healthy habits. Make this the year you celebrate, too! #EveryKidHealthy
This guest blog post was written by Ellen Dillon, Regional Field Manager of Action for Healthy Kids.