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Every Kid Healthy™ Week April 24–28, 2017

Healthy kids are better learners!

Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts our school partners are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning—because healthy kids are better prepared to learn! Anyone can get involved and be a part of the celebration to help support sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in schools.

In 2016, 1,625 school events were held in 46 states, with more than 580,000 participants including students, staff, parents and community members.

The Florida Department of Health partnered with elementary schools around the state to host Every Kid Healthy Week events. We encourage you to join the action too! Here are examples of what you can do:

  • Hold a healthy taste test
  • Reenergize your school grounds
    • Build a school garden
    • Clean up trash littered on school grounds
    • Plant trees or flowers around school campus
  • Teach fitness classes to the children
    • Local gyms could come teach Zumba or yoga to the students
    • Teachers could use workout DVDs in their classrooms
  • Host a family fitness event at the school
    • Select activities that meet interests of all ages and skill levels
    • Activities could include tug-of-war, sack and relay races, obstacle courses and water balloon toss
  • Invite the community and parents to participate with students in a Walk-A-Thon

Visit Action for Healthy Kids to get more ideas or learn how to get started!

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.