Colorado Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading non-profit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by partnering with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day, and be ready to learn. The Colorado Team's focus for the 2012-2013 school year is on parent engagement.
THE PARENT NETWORK is a community designed by Colorado Action for Healthy Kids to bring parents together around school wellness issues in their own districts and throughout the state. Through our parent wellness roundtable events, a parent education series, shared successes, and social media, the goal of The Parent Network is to educate, empower, and mobilize parents statewide with the necessary resources and support to take action in the areas of nutrition and physical activity in their own schools.
Lunch and Learn: Making Healthy Changes at SchoolHear from a panel of real moms and school wellness experts.
Gain practical knowledge and inspiration to make healthy changes at your children's school. Hosted by LiveWell Moms and the Colorado AFHK Parent Network.
For interested parents − complimentary lunch and childcare provided.April 18, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
Registration Required: LEARN MORE>>>
Every Kid Healthy Night at DPS
For Denver Public Schools' families − learn about the DPS school meal program and healthy schools with food tasting stations, kitchen tours, nutrition exhibits and more. Hosted by Colorado AFHK, Denver Public Schools' (DPS) Food and Nutrition Services Department in partnership with Padres and Jóvenes Unidos and the DPS Multicultural Outreach Office. Interpretation into Spanish provided. This event is a part of Every Kid Healthy Week, April 22-26, being celebrated by Action for Healthy Kids and schools across the country.
April 23, 5:30-7:30 pm. LEARN MORE>>>
TEAM HEALTHY KIDS COLORADO
Exciting Announcement: Colorado Action for Healthy Kids is an official charity partner for the 2013 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon!!! We are forming a race team - Team Healthy Kids! The first six people to sign up for the race and join Team Healthy Kids will have their entry fee reimbursed!
Details: 7 Races (not just a marathon), May 18-19, 2013
Why run with Team Healthy Kids? You'll get first-class training, gain physical and emotional rewards and help children be healthy and fit at school. Donations to Action for Healthy Kids support programs right here in Colorado that provide access to healthy, nutritious food and fitness opportunities:
- $25 provides a healthy breakfast at school for one month for a child
- $50 supports fitness equipment for one year for a P.E. class
- $100 provides a school with a nutrition education program
- $500 helps teens install a wellness center in their school
Our runners receive a FREE high performance Team Healthy Kids technical run shirt, weekly running tips and training from Kopf Running, placement on our Wall of Heroes at Team Healthy Kids headquarters, FREE online fundraising support and mentorship including your own customizable online web page through FirstGiving – it's super easy to do!
There is a race for everyone! Two days, seven races – which one will you run?
- A 5K in beautiful City Park with a one-mile shortcut run for kids and families!
- Marathon Relay – Five friends run Denver's only marathon relay!
- Urban 10 Miler – A fast, fun, challenging race. Epic stadium run through.
- Half Marathon – Welcome to the urban jungle: runs through the Denver Zoo!
- Marathon – 26.2 miles at 5,280 feet altitude – and zero attitude!
Two easy steps to join our team:
- Register for the race and select "Action for Healthy Kids" as your charity partner of choice.
- Create your personal fundraising page with Team Healthy Kids.
Click the "Join Now" button to quickly and easily join our team and set up your own First Giving page!
QUESTIONS? Contact Colorado Team Healthy Kids Race Co-Leaders:
Julie Gabler at email@example.com
Nicole Croy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$500 Stipends for Colorado Parents to Help Launch Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program designed to engage and inspire youth to make healthy changes for themselves and for their schools. Launched by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to fuel up with nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Led by students, the program is a great way to get students involved, excited and wanting more. Help YOUR school make sustainable changes through Fuel Up to Play 60. $500 stipends are available for interested parents through Colorado Action for Healthy Kids and the Western Dairy Association. Contact Stephanie Ekoniak at email@example.com for details.
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Parties, School Events, Classrooms, Fundraisers, Celebrations
Colorado Action for Healthy Kids has joined with LiveWell Colorado, RMC Health, EdNews Parent, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Legacy Foundation, the Colorado PTA, Western Dairy Association and CanDo to promote this message to all parents, teachers, students, partners and staff - we are your school community! Download the flyer or download the presentation and pass the word on.
Let's do it together!
If you feel compelled to lend your voice to one of most important issues of our time, and would like to take that first step towards creating a healthier environment for our kids, join the Action for Healthy Kids community by taking the Every Kid Healthy Pledge on the left-hand side of the page.
Our Favorite Resources - Action for Healthy Kids Parent Toolkit
Visit the Parents for Healthy Kids page for AFHK school wellness resources for parents, including tipsheets, slideshows and information about our Parent Leadership Series.
Check out our Colorado Resources
page to find tipsheets specific to Colorado or in Spanish.