School Grants for Healthy Kids Now Available for 2012-2013 School Year

Last Modified: 06/18/2013
Date: 
04/23/2012

Action for Healthy Kids is an organization that fights childhood obesity by helping schools become healthier places and is a FNS partner. Now Action for Healthy Kids is announcing in cooperation with partners such as Kellogg's and the Walmart Foundation, its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2012-2013 school year.

Over 500 schools nationwide will be awarded funds that will range from $1,000 to $5,000 with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school nutrition expertise.

First Lady Michelle Obama with Action for Healthy Kids students
 First Lady Michelle Obama with students from an
Action for Healthy Kids school.

The organization will also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong nutrition programs around school breakfast, competitive foods, summer meals, access to healthy food and Nutrition Education.

Award amounts will be based on building enrollment, project type, potential impact, and a school's ability to mobilize parents and students around school wellness initiatives. Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program; and must have a free/reduced priced meal eligibility greater than 50% to be eligible.

Visit Action for Healthy Kids website for more information: www.actionforhealthykids.org

Click link below for more details regarding School Grants for Healthy Kids: www.actionforhealthykids.org/upcoming-events/grant-opportunities/school-grants-for-healthy.html