Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids
Welcome to the Massachusetts Team
2013 - 2014 School Grants for Healthy Kids are Here!
Through partners CSX Transportation, Kellogg Company, and the Walmart Foundation, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2013-2014 school year. Around 400 schools will be awarded funds that will range from $1,000 to $5,000 with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school breakfast and physical activity expertise. We'll also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong alternative and universal breakfast or physical activity programs.
What schools need to know to apply
Click here to learn more.
Want to know when Universal Breakfast Works?
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
“GET IN THE ACTION WITH FUEL UP TO PLAY 60”
FREE TRAINING SPONSORED BY
MA ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS and NEW ENGLAND DAIRY & FOOD COUNCIL
Help students eat healthier and move more with Fuel Up to Play 60! This innovative FREE program developed by the National Dairy Council and National Football League helps students change their schools to support healthy eating and physical activity.
TWO DATES AND LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Wednesday, April 24th Thursday, April 25th
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA CBS Scene at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Please follow this link to RSVP and select your location.
$300 - $600 Get in the Action Mini-Grants Available to Schools
The application deadline for this mini grant has passed and the response was overwhelming! Please watch this page during Every Kid Healthy Week April 22 - 26 to see which of the amazing proposals will be awarded funds.
For more information and ideas about Get in the Action go to:
Who Are We?
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 Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids Team is a cohesive and active coalition with ambitious goals to improve school nutrition and physical activity. Comprised of nutrition and health professionals, community and education leaders, the work of the Massachusetts team is comprehensive and diverse with projects engaging school nutrition staff, physical educators, nurses and other school staff, legislators, students and parents.
Our state team's objectives for 2012 - 2013 are to:
Our goals are to:
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Massachusetts--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.
2012 - 2013 School Grants for Healthy Kids Recipients
Springfield Public Schools - Central High School, Renaissance School and Expeditionary Learning School, VanSickle Middle School, South End Middle School, Chestnut Accelerated Middle School, Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Washington Street Elementary School, Rebecca Johnson Visual and Performing Arts School and the Kensington Avenue Magnet School
Medford Public Schools - Columbus Elementary School and the McGlynn Elementary School
Quincy High School
Robert F. Kennedy - Longfellow School in Cambridge
Dr. William Arnone School in Brockton
Mattacheese Middle School in West Yarmouth
Fitchburg Public Schools - Memorial Middle School and Fitchburg High School
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School in Worcester
Greater Lawrence Technical School
Lawrence Public Schools - Parthum, Frost, South Lawrence East and Arlington Educational Complex
Congratulations to all these schools as they implement their visions for a healthier school environment with the support of Action for Healthy Kids!
Resources from Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids
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Check out our MA Nutrition Standards "Cheat Sheet"