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“Be Time” Grant Information Available

Action for Healthy Kids partnered with  GoGo squeeZ to offer Game On grants with a focus on BE Time for the 2019-2020 school year. The grants, which range from $5,000-$10,000, provide funding and AFHK's support to schools to create more options for unstructured time that nurtures growth and learning. "BE Time" is time spent without screens for [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:46:49-07:00April 18th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on “Be Time” Grant Information Available

Game On Newsletter Full of Great Resources

 I get a lot of newsletters on kids health and most are really good. I particularly like the Game ON- Action for Healthy Kids Newsletter. The April edition is just out. You can view it here: https://buff.ly/2OyMW3t Or sign up here: https://buff.ly/2OvG1rP   Topics include: Promote health materials, Stories and songs for movement, walking programs Food Waste [...]

By |2019-03-28T10:52:46-07:00March 28th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Game On Newsletter Full of Great Resources

This type of exercise has a powerful Effect on Kid’s Brains

Kids aren't getting enough of the type of exercise they need. ©Away with pixels The brain works in magical ways. Movement allows it to rebuild neural networks, process new tasks and skills, and connect its logical and creative sides for optimal performance in school, sports, and life. In a 2011 meta-analysis of 59 [...]

By |2019-03-20T08:58:25-07:00March 20th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on This type of exercise has a powerful Effect on Kid’s Brains

Game On Grants Deadline April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019, is the deadline for applying for the Game On or parent lead school grants through Action for Healthy Kids. Regional Managers and State Coordinators are available to work with you on your application. With a $1000 grant, you can build a school garden, get equipment for active recess, or start a before [...]

By |2019-02-28T12:20:46-07:00March 1st, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Game On Grants Deadline April 5, 2019

Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids from American Heart Association

Parents and caregivers are essential decision-makers when it comes to the nutrition, physical activity and health needs of their children. Our Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids is a collection of resources that will help you empower your child(ren) to develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.

By |2019-02-28T11:22:57-07:00February 28th, 2019|Announcement, Nutrition|Comments Off on Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids from American Heart Association

Painting Peaceful Playgrounds at Wallace

Kern Valley Sun Article By Shannon Rapose During a winter break, parents and staff came together to paint hundreds of shapes, footprints and multiuse game markings in the play areas on the Wallace playground creating a "Peaceful Playground."   According to Brian Polston, principal of Kernville and Wallace Elementary,  "the mission of Peaceful Playgrounds is to [...]

By |2019-02-16T08:57:02-07:00February 18th, 2019|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Painting Peaceful Playgrounds at Wallace

Peaceful Playgrounds: Problem Solving on the Playground

Playgrounds serve to be a microcosm of the world where our kids learn important lessons. They are filled with students who are human.  Perfection may not be possible but the aspiration to create a peaceful playground is paramount.  We want our future generation to accept that everyone is invited to the party and we all [...]

By |2019-02-16T08:21:30-07:00February 16th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds: Problem Solving on the Playground

Action for Healthy Kids School Grants-Deadline April 5, 2019

School Grants Now Available for California Schools Give your students a boost in the 2019-2020 school year with a Game On grant, school breakfast grant, or parent-led grant. Receive funding and resources to increase physical activity opportunities, improve nutrition initiatives, or expand breakfast participation to make sure students are healthier and better prepared to learn. [...]

By |2019-02-14T09:32:45-07:00February 14th, 2019|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on Action for Healthy Kids School Grants-Deadline April 5, 2019

Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Grant

Voices for Healthy Kids is offering new grant opportunities. This round of funding will be an open call for proposals. Applications should support a Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever and be submitted by the deadline of January 11, 2019 - 5 PM PST.  This will be the last open call for applications until June 2019. The [...]

By |2018-12-30T11:14:19-07:00December 6th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Grant

After School Grant Opportunity from New York Life Foundation

  The New York Life Foundation's Aim High Grant Period is Open! The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. Take a look to see which grant category is a [...]

By |2018-12-06T10:17:12-07:00December 4th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on After School Grant Opportunity from New York Life Foundation

Don’t Miss: Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Presentations at Connecticut PE Conference

  The Connecticut PE Conference will feature Carrie Flint from Peaceful Playgrounds presenting on the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program and strategies for a successful school recess experience for students and staff.   Carrie Flint, Musical PE Representing Peaceful Playgrounds Presentations Thursday Nov.15,  2018 *Recess and How it Enhances Learning *Recess: No Longer Just Fun and Games [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:45:40-07:00November 12th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Don’t Miss: Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Presentations at Connecticut PE Conference

Deadline approaching for Community Change Grant program

America Walks is excited to announce another round of the popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work and play. Projects should be able to demonstrate how they will create healthy, active, and engaged communities that [...]

By |2018-10-25T10:50:30-07:00October 25th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Deadline approaching for Community Change Grant program
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