School Recess Revival

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 [...]

June Grants Newsletter Just Released.

June Grants Newsletter. Grants to check out: American Heart Association/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation VOICES FOR HEALTHY KIDS: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Kellogg Foundation Grants: Action for Healthy Kids Grants Game On Grants & BE Time Grants Home [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Announcement|

Green School Yards Free Activity Guides

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 [...]

“Be Time” Grant Information Available

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 [...]

School Grants 2019

Playground and Garden Grants Check out the school grants page on  the Peaceful Playgrounds website. We just updated all grants with new links to grant information and applications. Grant types include: physical activity [...]

Game On Newsletter Full of Great Resources

 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 [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Announcement|Tags: , , , |

This type of exercise has a powerful Effect on Kid’s Brains

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 [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Announcement|Tags: , , , |

Game On Grants Deadline April 5, 2019

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 [...]

Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids from American Heart Association

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 [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Announcement, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |

Painting Peaceful Playgrounds at Wallace

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 [...]