Action for Healthy Kids: Game On Grants
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), with support from partners partners CSX Transportation, Tyson Foods, Materne GoGo squeeZ, and Saputo, is offering Game On grants for the 2016-17 school year. Game On is a no-cost online guide providing all the information and resources you need to host a successful school wellness program in your school with the ultimate goal of getting your school nationally recognized as a health-promoting school.
Game On Grants will be available that include physical activity and nutrition initiatives to support becoming recognized as a health-promoting school. Grants will provide funding for physical activity initiatives (such as facilities and equipment for recess, playgrounds/play-spaces, classroom energizers, physical education, intramural and/or before/after-school programs that introduce the value of an active lifestyle) and nutrition initiatives (such as nutrition education, school gardens, competitive foods/smart snacks, salad bars, smarter lunchrooms, healthy fundraising, classroom celebrations, classroom rewards that introduce healthy foods).
Schools must increase physical activity minutes per day at school (to at least 30 minutes or a 10% increase if minutes are already more than 30), advance the school nutrition environment through access to healthy foods, provide information to students/parents on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating, and work toward healthy schools certification through the USDA’s HealthierUS Schools Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms. Schools must complete the AFHK-modified version of the School Health Index and also join the celebration during Every Kid Healthy Week by hosting a family-friendly health-promoting event during April 2017.
Amount: Grants will range from $500-$2,500 with most schools receiving $1,000.
Eligibility: Schools, districts, and parent-teacher organizations. Schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free/reduced priced meals may receive priority, but all schools are encouraged to apply.
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