Montana Action for Healthy Kids

Montana AFHK is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Montana’s children in schools and communities through nutrition and physical activity where children learn, participate in, and enjoy healthy lifestyle behaviors.

 

Montana Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a subcommittee of the national Action for Healthy Kids initiative, is a statewide coalition dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Montana’s children in schools and communities through nutrition and physical activity where children learn, participate in, and enjoy healthy lifestyle behaviors.  The goal of Montana AFHK is to provide simple, positive, consistent messages about nutrition and physical activity, while increasing physical activity opportunities for school aged children.  Creating parent-led projects at school and community levels and involving parents in creating healthier school and community environments for kids has led to increased support for healthy kids.  To share ideas and healthy lifestyle tips to parent and partner organization, Montana AFHK leads parent-focused presentations, develops and distributes educational materials, provides health training to teachers, and awards mini-grant programs to support nutrition and physical activity programs.  Montana AFHK also provides support to partner’s activities such as Big Sky Fit Kids.  In addition, Montana AFHK provides support to three local teams that have been created in Billings, Great Falls, and Helena to advocate for change at the local level.

For more information, please visit http://www.eatrightmontana.org/eatrightafhk.htm

or the national AFHK website at http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/

Posted in Active Living, Cascade, Healthy Eating, Lewis and Clark, Programs, Statewide, Yellowstone.

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