Action for Healthy Kids

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Action for Healthy Kids
Formation 2002
Type Youth organization
Legal status Non-profit organization
Purpose To engage diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth and schools.
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Location
Region served
All 50 US states
CEO
Rob Bisceglie
Volunteers
100,000+[1]
Website [1] Official website

Action for Healthy Kids is a public-private partnership of more than 75 organizations[2] dedicated to promoting school health.[3] Founded in 2002, the organization addresses the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.[4] Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher is the founding chair of the organization.[5]

The organization has active volunteers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.[6] Their activities are supported by a variety of organizations, including the Kellogg Company,[7] the National Dairy Council, and General Mills.[8] Working with Kellogg, the organization provided financial support to schools to support National School Breakfast Week. They are partners with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in a program called "Fuel Up To Play 60."[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ About Us. Action for Healthy Kids. Retrieved 10/01/16.
  2. ^ Kupst, J.A. (2007) "Leveraging best practices from the field of community development to increase consumption of healthier foods and promote physical activity in southern New Jersey." Cornell University. p 39.
  3. ^ Lambdin, D. (2010) Fitness for Life: Elementary School Classroom Guide. Human Kinetics. p 39.
  4. ^ "Action for Healthy Kids", Charity Navigator. Retrieved 7/7/10.
  5. ^ "David Satcher Biography." Action For Healthy Kids. Retrieved 7/7/10.
  6. ^ "Children and Youth" Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Kellogg Company. Retrieved 7/10/10.
  7. ^ "Children and Youth" Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Kellogg Company. Retrieved 7/10/10.
  8. ^ 7/7/10. "National Dairy Council and General Mills Foodservice to Award K-12 Schools $100,000 in Grants to Build Breakfast Programs" MarketWatch.com. Retrieved 7/10/10.
  9. ^ 7/7/10. "Cleveland Browns' Own Mohamed Massaquoi Joins Milk Mustache Mobile Tour to Celebrate Family Dinner," Archived July 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 7/10/10.