School Recess Article In recent years, an effort to pass laws mandating school recess for elementary school-age students has picked up steam largely as a result of parent advocates who believe school recess plays an important role in their child’s well-being. The first parent uprising formed to put school recess into Florida schools [...]
Green Schoolyards America believes school grounds are very important to children and youth and shape their experience of the world around them. May is Green Schools Month so go outside on school grounds with students of any age, to engage in outdoor learning, play, and other activities. Green Schoolyards America’s FREE Living Schoolyard Activity Guide [...]
Safe Places To Play Grant – Summer 2019 The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on both an annual basis (Program grants) and through a rolling process (Safe Places to Play grants) to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game — from assisting programs with [...]
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 [...]
Kaiser and Alliance for a Healthier Generation have developed Teachers TAKE 5 a series of brain breaks designed to help teachers and student focus on health and well being.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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