Sixth Annual Every Kid Healthy™ Week: April 23-27, 2018

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 schools are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn!

Anyone can get involved and be a part of the celebration to help support sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in schools with a school health event.

Schools are invited to host an event during Every Kid Healthy Week or anytime in April. Consider making your field day or other school-wide event health-focused. Keep reading to learn how to host an event!

Host an Every Kid Healthy Event at Your School

Every Kid Healthy Week events should promote and reinforce healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and physical education. We have lots of resources to help you promote your event and get students and the whole community excited and involved.

Wondering where to start? If your school is already planning a field day or other school event in April, make the focus on healthy kids and families to show your school’s commitment to wellness! Or if you are looking for something new, check out Game On for field day activities, event ideas, resources and step-by-step guidance. Game On activities also include tips and ideas on how to engage volunteers to support your needs. And get inspired by these awesome success stories from past Every Kid Healthy Week events.

Remember to engage passionate individuals from your local community as volunteers who can offer expertise and extra hands to help you implement your school health events and activities. Find tips for engaging parents and community volunteers in our Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit.

Resources

Use these resources to plan an Every Kid Healthy Week event, communicate about your event and engage volunteers.

Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit – Everything you need to succeed!

Every Kid Healthy Week Overview – Help inform your colleagues and community.

Event Flyer – Enlist parents and volunteers.

Planning Timeline and Checklist – Use this event checklist to successfully plan and promote your event.

Host a Health Fair – A great event that brings out the whole school community.

AFHK Events and Volunteer Management Tool – Find this in the School Health Portal/Events to add and manage events, register attendees and recruit volunteers.

How to Register Your Event – Use the School Health Portal to register your event.

Media Alert Template – Follow these instructions for sending out a media alert about your event.

Schools don’t get to have all the fun. Any company or organization that wants to host an Every Kid Healthy Week event can register their event with Action for Healthy Kids through a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Everyone is encouraged to join the celebration online by sharing photos of their events in social media using #EveryKidHealthy.

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