Louisiana Action for Healthy Kids
Welcome to the Louisiana 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.
Our goals are to:
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Louisiana--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!
Volunteer to be a program advisor for Fuel Up To Play 60! To sign up go to http://www.fueluptoplay60.com
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.
The 2013-2014 school grant application is now available! What schools need to know:
Steps to Apply
2012-2013 School Grants
Thank you to everyone who promoted or applied for the Action For Healthy Kids 2012-2013 School Grant Awards. We are excited that 26 Louisiana schools were awarded funding ranging from $1000-$5000 for the 2012-2013 school year! Funds will be used to promote school breakfast and encourage healthy nutrition and physical activity. The list of the 26 awarded schools is below. We look forward to hearing about the great projects that come from this funding and working with additional schools to secure funding for the future!
A P Tureaud
Abramson Sci. & Tech
Barret Paideia Academy
Fifth Ward Elementary
G. W. Carver High School
Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School
Hammond High Magnet School
Hazel Park Hilda Knoff Elementary
Intercultural Charter School
International School of Louisiana
John Dibert Community School
John Ehret High School and Douglass Academy
Joseph Clark Preparatory High School
Joseph Craig Elem.
JS Clark Elementary
La Place Elementary
Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing (High School)
New Orleans Science & Math
Park Ridge Academic Magnet School
Sarah T. Reed Elem.
St.Tammany Jr. High
West Jefferson High School
The Southeast Dairy Association (SUDIA) will team up with Louisiana Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) and the New Orleans Saints to host a Breakfast and Fuel Up to Play 60 training event on May 3. Learn the importance of breakfast and how Fuel Up To Play 60 can help create a healthier school environment. Don’t miss out on hearing about grant opportunities for your school.
Deuce McCalister from the New Orleans Saints will help kick off the event. Dr. Karen DeSalvo, selected by Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu to serve as New Orleans Health Commissioner and current Senior Health Policy Advisor, will speak during a complimentary lunch. Additional speakers will highlight funding opportunities for schools and guest will be encouraged to develop an action plan. A certificate for 1 CEU will be provided for health professional attendee.To register: http://teamup4breakfast.eventbrite.com/#
The Louisiana Action for Healthy Kids Team was a presenter and co-sponsor of the October 24th Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. Thank you to all who attended. Congratulations to LA AFHK Co-Chair Pam Romero for winning the Cecil J. Picard Excellence Award in Education to Prevent Childhood Obesity!
Resources from Louisiana Action for Healthy Kids
SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY ACTION PLAN GUIDE
Louisiana School Wellness Policy Action Plan Guide (created through the LA Obesity Council and LSU Ag Center) is available for your viewing.