Wellness: Action for Healthy Kids

With childhood obesity and its alarming consequences at an all-time high, the value of improving nutrition and physical activity in our nation’s schools is clear. But what is not as clear is how to implement the changes needed to make a lasting improvement. The Action for Healthy Kids website provides everything needed to start taking action—from initiating an after-school program to instituting a school wellness policy.

Other topics include academic achievement, advertising/marketing in schools, ala carte foods, alternatives to food as a reward, childhood obesity, co-curricular programs, community family outreach, coordinated school health program, fundraising in schools, minority outreach programs, nutritional information, physical activity, physical education, school health advisory councils, staff wellness programs, and vending/snack stores.