EVERY KID HEALTHY WEEK
Every Kid Healthy™ Week is observed the last week of April every year. It celebrates school health and wellness achievements. The week spotlights efforts schools make to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning. Healthy kids are better prepared to learn.
Health and education go hand in hand. Anyone who has skipped a meal knows it’s difficult to concentrate. And when growing bodies skip a meal it’s even worse. Eating the right things is just as important as eating regular meals. The right nutrition fuels us for our day ahead. The week also provides opportunities for educators and families to discuss physical activity, mindfulness, and emotional health. Teachers and parents come together to share goals and achievements in these areas while setting new goals for continued improvement.
HOW TO OBSERVE #EveryKidHealthyWeek
- Do a healthy food taste test with kids to find foods they like that are also healthy.
- Take your kids on a smell safari at a produce store to see what healthy foods they can identify by smell.
- For younger kids, use grapes, blueberries, or a fruit/veggie of your choice to help your child count their way through homework.
- Work on developing healthy habits like taking walks and routine teeth brushing.
- Use #Act4HlthyKids, #EveryKidHealthyWeek to follow on social media.
EVERY KID HEALTHY WEEK HISTORY
The group called “Action for Healthy Kids” started Every Kid Healthy Week in 2013 as a celebration of school health.