Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids
Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) will award 1,000 elementary schools in the United States $1,000 each to kick start one of three school-based physical activity programs – 100 Mile Club, BOKS, or Just Move. In addition to the grant money, participating schools will get a ‘game plan’ for their chosen program and a nationwide support network of other champions embarking on the same path.
Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2013.
Visit http://www.ActiveSchoolsASAP.org for more information.
Healthy Schools Conference 2012
Enhancing Health to Empower Learning
Conference was held on December 4, 2012
You can now download the presentations click Here
The 2012 Health Schools Conference was designed for schools and their community partners to examine the impact of school health policies and practices on student outcomes and to learn effective and practical strategies for implementation.
Action for Healthy Kids School Grant Program
Through partners such as Kellogg's and the Wal-Mart Foundation, Action for Healthy Kids
has awarded funds to schools in Minnesota to expand/create summer feeding programs, breakfast programs and increase access to healthy foods. Funds range from $1,000-$5,000.
Congratulations to the following recipients of School Grants for Healthy Kids for the 2012-2013 school year!
Pipestone Area Schools, Lincoln Elementary (Bemidji), J.W. Smith Elementary (Bemidji), Horace May Elementary (Bemidji), Deer River High School, South Gate Elementary (Austin), Banfield Elementary (Austin), Prairie Elementary (Worthington), Ogilvie Elementary, Ogilvie High School, Al-Amal School (Fridley), Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet (West St. Paul), Onamia Elementary, Norman County West Elementary (Hendrum), Tracy Elementary, Sojourner Truth Academy (Minneapolis), Browns Valley School, McGregor School, Willmar Middle School, Worthington High School, and Rippleside Elementary (Aitkin)
About the Minnesota Team
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 Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids Team is proud to partner with key education and health organizations—Minnesota School Nutrition Association, Midwest Dairy Council, Minnesota School Boards Association, School Nurses Organization of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota PTA , Minnesota Department of Health, University of Minnesota Extension, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, United Way of Greater Twin Cities and Community Blueprint, a state youth advocacy organization.
Contact us to see how you can help the Minnesota team.
Minnesota AFHK Steering Committee:
Deb Loy-Lead-Minnesota Department of Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa McCann-Co-Lead-Midwest Dairy Associationemail@example.com
Ann Kisch-MN State Coordinator-Action for Healthy Kids-akisch@ActionforHealthyKids.org
Theresa Ambroz-Minneapolis Heart Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Bailey-Dakota County Public Health Department-Shannon.Bailey@CO.DAKOTA.MN.US
Andy Berndt-Community Blueprintemail@example.com
Mary Caskey-U of M Extensionfirstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Karch-Community Blueprintemail@example.com
Donna McDuffie-Minnesota Department of Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Mitterholzer-Minnesota Department of Educationemail@example.com
Susan Nygaard-Allina Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Powers-Minnesota School Nutrition Association Liaisonemail@example.com
Kristie Probst-Blue Cross Blue Shield- Kristie_M_Probst@bluecrossmn.com
Gail Setterstrom-School Nurse Organization of Minnesotafirstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Thell-Minnesota Food Shareemail@example.com
ThaoMee Xiong-Greater Twin Cities United Way-ThaoMee.Xiong@unitedwaytwincities.org
Sandy Zarembinski-Minnesota PTAfirstname.lastname@example.org
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Minnesota--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.
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