Connecticut Action for Healthy Kids
Welcome to the Connecticut Team
Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading nonprofit 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 Connecticut Action for Healthy Kids Team is dedicated to educating and engaging parents in promoting and advocating for healthy schools. Working with the PTA and other community leaders, the Connecticut Team will train parents during this school year to take action for healthy kids. In addition, with funding made possible by Stop & Shop/Giant, the team will collaborate with the Hartford Public Schools and the University of Connecticut to implement Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge in Hartford, Norwich, and Windham schools.
Our goals are to:
Are you interested in being an advocate for school wellness? Do you want to connect with other individuals and organizations that share your passion? Have you wanted to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids but didn’t know how?
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Connecticut--from becoming a team member, to attending Action for Healthy Kids’ events, to making a financial contribution--you can help create a safer environment for our kids!
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.
Action for Healthy Kids offers a wide variety of virtual learning opportunities. From school breakfast programs and recess before lunch to wellness policy implementation and more, most sessions are of no cost and are open to any interested individual or group. Click here to sign up and join us for a webinar today!
Our Favorite Resources
New England Dairy and Food Council: Learn about better health and wellness, including tips and school programs to keep kids healthy!
End Hunger Connecticut!: Read about what End Hunger Connecticut! and other organizations are doing to improve school breakfast programs around the state. Find out how you can help, too!
Connecticut State Department of Education-Child Nutrition Programs: Explore Child and Adult Care Food Programs, Summer Meals on the Move, and other child nutrition programs supported by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
SNACT: Find out how the School Nutrition Association of Connecticut is advancing good nutrition for children throughout the state. Investigate recipes, events, and other ways to get involved!
American Cancer Society, Coordinated School Health: Introduce yourself to school health with this guidebook, and learn more about the benefits and logistics of developing a school health council.
PTA Healthy Lifestyles: A must read if you're a parent! Dig into healthy living tips for your family related to exercise, nutrition, grocery shopping, and much more.
Connecticut Action for Healthy Kids Team: Contact us!
Amanda Aldred, Steering Committee Member
Sarah Bourque, Steering Committee Member
Kristen Chasse, Steering Committee Member
Dawn Crayco, Steering Committee Member: email@example.com
Heidi Harkopf, Steering Committee Member: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby Peklo, Co-State Coordinator: APeklo@actionforhealthykids.org
Carly Weiland-Quiros, Co-State Coordinator, email@example.com