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 schools 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 with a school health event. Schools are invited to host an event during Every Kid Healthy Week or anytime in April. Consider making your field day or other school-wide event health-focused. Keep reading to learn how to host an event!
Host an Every Kid Healthy Event at Your School
More than 7,000 schools have hosted events since 2013, and more than 3 million students, staff, family, and community members have participated in tasting new, nutritious foods at taste tests; learning health tips at school health fairs; competing in field days, running in fun runs; and much, much more.
Every Kid Healthy Week events should promote and reinforce healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and physical education. We have lots of resources to help you promote your event and get students and the whole community excited and involved.
Wondering where to start? If your school is already planning a field day or other school event in April, make the focus on healthy kids and families to show your school's commitment to wellness. Or if you are looking for something new, check out Game On for field day activities, event ideas, resources and step-by-step guidance. Game On activities also include tips and ideas on how to engage volunteers to support your needs. And get inspired by these awesome success stories from past Every Kid Healthy Week events.
Remember to engage passionate individuals from your local community as volunteers who can offer expertise and extra hands to help you implement your school health events and activities. Find tips for engaging parents and community volunteers in our Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit.