Indiana Action for Healthy Kids
2012-2013 Healthy Hoosier School Award--APPLICATION NOW Available
What is the Healthy Hoosier School Award?
The Healthy Hoosier School Award was developed by the Indiana Action for Healthy Kids Team and is sponsored by IU Health. This award honors Indiana schools that have policies and educational programs in place to promote proper nutrition and increased physical activity among their students. The winners are selected for their exemplary level of commitment to create an environment that encourages children to have healthy habits. Schools have the opportunity to receive a gold, silver or bronze level award.
Why should my school apply?
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Steps to Apply
Applications must be submitted online by May 17, 2013
Click the here to see the 2011-2012 Healthy Hoosier School Award Winners
Welcome to the Indiana Action for Healthy Kids 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 Indiana Action for Healthy Kids Team continues to provide resources to Hoosier schools to create viable wellness initiatives in their schools.
In its largest initiative, the IN Team annually awards schools through the Healthy Hoosier School Award. Entering into its eighth year, the Team was able to honor 113 Hoosier Schools for creating healthy schools and healthy students. Click here to view a complete list of 2010-2011 Healthy Hoosier School Award winners.
Our goals are to:
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Indiana--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.
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service which supports the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. Team Nutrition's Goal is to improve children's lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.
To learn more, click here http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/about.html
To learn more about Team Nutrition through the Department of Education, click the link below