Maryland Action for Healthy Kids
Welcome to the Maryland Team
Maryland Action for Healthy Kids is a state team of Action for Healthy Kids, the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by helping schools become healthier places so that kids learn to eat right and be active every day.
In July 2012, our Maryland team joined teams from the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia to create the DC Regional School Health Network. The mission of the DC Regional School Health Network is to build a communication pathway for professionals, community members, school personnel, and businesses interested in improving and advocating for adolescent obesity, nutrition, physical activity and general wellness and to leverage the group to improve adolescent learning. This collaborative effort allows each member to reach a greater number of students, school staff, and community members, to build upon the success and strengths of each organization and to increase overall awareness of Action for Healthy Kids' efforts, initiatives, and successes.
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Maryland--from becoming a DC Regional School Health Network 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.
Get in the Action with DC Prep
April 11th, 2013
Interested in volunteering? Contact:
Director of Extended Learning
DC PREPE firstname.lastname@example.org
T 202.635.4590 ex. 224
2013 Stoneleigh Stampede - Saturday, May 25, 2013 - Stoneleigh, MD
Run the 2013 Stoneleigh Stampede 5K race for Team Louis.
Team Louis is named after Louis Lowenthal, a wellness advocate and amazing person. We honor his memory by running for healthy kids and healthy schools. Join us as we practice good health, honor a loved one and support a noble cause!
Every person that joins Team Louis will receive a performance running shirt, a toolkit and be placed on the Action for Healthy Kids wall of heroes!
To join the team and to donate, please go to:
For more information contact Kristina Shelton - email@example.com
Healthy School Hero Award
The Healthy School Hero Award is our grassroots volunteer recognition program that recognizes individuals throughout the year for their outstanding volunteerism, dedication and passion in helping schools become healthier places for America’s kids. Healthy School Hero awards are given based on the individual’s exceptional dedication and service towards the vision, mission, and goals of Action for Healthy Kids through volunteer work in their school community.
Nominators and Nominees will receive periodic tips, program ideas, and other news from Action for Healthy Kids to support their continued work with schools and healthy kids.
To nominate an individual, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations will be received throughout the year!
DC Regional School Health Members:
Kristina Shelton - Action for Healthy Kids
Karissa McCarthy – DC Greens – DC Farm to School Network
Lisa Sharma Creighton - NEA Health Information Network
Kea McKoy - Healthy Howard, Inc
Amy Wiley - Prince George's County Public Schools
Elizabeth Payne - Fairfax County Public Schools
Janice Arnold – Maryland State Department of Education
Christine A. Narbut - Fairfax County Health Department
Travis Miller - Freeland Organics, Inc
Cathy Demeroto - Maryland Hunger Solutions
Precious Calloway, MPH - Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Hannah Welsh - USDA Agricultural Research Service, Human Study Facility
Sam Ullery - OSSE
Rhonda Richardson - Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition
Alyia Smith-Parker, MPH - D.C. Hunger
Heather Holaday - DCPS