Mission: Action for healthy kids(afhk)vision is that all kids will develop the lifelong habits necessary to promote health and learning. In pursuit of this vision, our mission is to engage diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth and schools. In short, afhk helps schools create and improve their wellness policies and sustainable practices focused on food access/nutrition education and physical activity.
Programs: Action for healthy kids works with schools to assist them in improving the health of their students by increasing the daily amount of physical activity, nutrition education, and healthier food options in the school building and by helping schools increase student participation in school breakfast programs. The support provided by action for healthy kids is in the form of financial grants, technical assistance, program materials and access to our 100,000 person volunteer network, which is the largest network of volunteers helping schools fight child obesity and undernourishment and keeping students physically active.
parents for healthy kids is an initiative that supports parents in making schools healthier for all students as well as reinforcing healthy habits at home. Resources include a new website, parentsforhealthykids. Org, schools grants for parent-led wellness projects, and local trainings.
afhk fosters best practices in school wellness and volunteer engagement. Through our school health portal, we enable schools to utilize a volunteer management system to create and manage school events, recruit and manage volunteers, and engage with our multitude of resources for community and volunteer engagement at actionforhealthykids. Org and specifically in our flagship program, game on. Through our communications tools, we employ targeted email capabilities, customized communications based on members' interests/geography, online fundraising campaigns, support for policy advocacy and learning opportunities through webinars. Action for healthy kids receives more than 428,000 annual website visitors. Afhk has been an advocate for healthier schools and children since its founding. As childhood obesity has become increasingly recognized as a nationwide epidemic, afhk has been able to increase opportunities for its members to become involved in a variety of ways.