Like what you’ve seen? Check out these links to like-minded organizations for more information and ideas on how you can help your kids develop healthy habits for life.
In partnership with school leaders and families, Action for Healthy Kids works to combat childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity. Through volunteer and DIY activities, the organization offers opportunities for you to get involved in creating healthy environments for your kids at school and at home.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to reduce childhood obesity and empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. They collaborate with families and schools to transform the environments that can make a difference in a child’s well-being: homes, schools and communities.
ASHA’s goal is to enable school leaders like you to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, evaluate and support effective school health strategies that contribute to the well-being and academic success of your students.
The CDC promotes the health and well-being of your kids by working directly with schools to make positive, healthy changes. The website includes tips and guidelines for how parents and families can work in collaboration with school leaders and education agencies to promote wellness policies, support quality physical education and encourage good nutrition in schools.
The GENYOUth Foundation is committed to collaborating with families like you, your students, their schools, business partners and thought leaders to improve nutrition and physical activity. GENYOUth provides valuable insights and best practices through its annual progress report and helps build initiatives, such as their flagship Fuel up to Play 60, that nurture children’s health and wellness in the school environment and surrounding community.
Based in Kansas, Healthy Kids Challenge works with schools and communities to create nutrition lessons, activities and curriculum that integrate physical activity. The organization has great resources – including tips, lesson plans, health challenges, toolkits and newsletters – available to help you encourage your kids to make healthy eating and physical activity choices. Their health initiatives bring school leaders and families together to promote nutrition through activities such as cooking lessons and healthy eating events.
KHF’s primary mission is to improve the health of all Kansans by promoting physical activity and health in schools, neighborhoods and workplaces, while inspiring community involvement. Together with you, their grantees and partners, they work to make Kansas the healthiest, most productive, most livable state in the nation.
KAHPERD is a leading advocate for healthy and active lifestyles across the state of Kansas. The organization has 1,500 members in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions, who work to sponsor and support programs that encourage physical activity, including Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart and Let’s Move! Active Schools.
Through a multitude of efforts, the Child Nutrition & Wellness department at KSDE provides information, resources, training and technical assistance to your children’s schools and other local organizations dedicated to child nutrition and wellness programs.
KC Healthy Kids is committed to reducing obesity and improving the health of Greater Kansas City's kids. KC Healthy Kids is also home to the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, which works with schools and your families to provide healthy foods from local sources.
KNACK Online (Knowledge of Nutrition and Activity for Communities in Kansas) is a website designed to help families, community advocates and youth workers address child obesity through resources, such as surveys, data and tip sheets. The organization’s offerings help you work side-by-side with school leaders to create healthy school environments.
SHAPE America works to promote health and increase support for high quality physical education, sport and physical activity programs through informational conferences, valuable resources and grants and awards for school leaders. They also publish the national guidelines concerning your students’ physical activity and physical education.
Strong4Life aims to help families like yours achieve a change in lifestyle by breaking down the issue of childhood obesity into simple steps. Through public awareness initiatives, policy change efforts, school programs, healthcare provider programs, tip sheets and community partnerships, the organization makes improving your kids’ nutrition and physical activity habits fun.
Walk Kansas for Kids works to improve kids’ health by encouraging them to eat a variety of healthy foods and increase their weekly physical activity. The organization provides plenty of tips and tricks for you to help your kids meet this goal.
Providing breakfast at school is one of the most cost-effective steps schools can take to improve student wellness. Popular programs don’t cost much to implement and schools end up avoiding the high costs associated with remedial coursework and high absenteeism. In fact, it may cost schools up to $1,392 per student in additional instructional spending to offset the effects of obesity.