Pennsylvania Action for Healthy Kids
Welcome to the Pennsylvania 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.
During the 2008-09 school year, Pennsylvania Action for Healthy Kids joined with The Food Trust to implement the Campaign for School Wellness Philadelphia. This partnership brought schools, parents, students, and community organizations together to create healthier school environments. Parents and community members were involved in the planning process to ensure that they were empowered, involved, and invested in school changes.
A significant accomplishment of the campaign was to secure a place at the table for nutrition and physical fitness in each school, spark internal discussions, reignite school wellness teams, and raise awareness among students, parents, and the community about the importance of healthy schools and healthy kids.
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Pennsylvania--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!
Our Favorite Resources
The Pennsylvania Team developed a series of parent fact sheets. These reproducible masters address nutrition, physical education, child nutrition programs, and ways in which parents can support a healthy school environment.