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We are raising awareness this week on strategies that can help build #HealthyCommunities! Healthy communities are essential to the physical and psychological development of all children. Studies show children who attend schools that integrate nutrition and physical activity have an academic and health advantage. With a healthy community in place, children are then able to create positive social and emotional habits that they will carry on into their adult lives. Here at MomsRising, we have partnered with our friends at Action for Healthy Kids for Every Kid Healthy Week! It is a week dedicated to celebrating, involving and helping individuals who strive to keep their communities healthy. Check out the toolkit below and see how you can get involved in your community. The toolkit is filled with creative ideas on how to implement activities in your school and community.

Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit →

More information on Every Kid Healthy Week (April 24-28, 2017) →

While the resources on how to help build and create a healthy community are endless, below we have gathered our favorite blogs on how to do just that! Feel free to share these resources on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag: #HealthyCommunities. We also want to know what you are doing to keep your communities and schools healthy!


Learn Why Menu Labeling Matters! Check out this blog --> #HealthyCommunities


Did you know, only 4% of elementary schools provide PE throughout the school year?! #HealthyCommunities


Baltimore - We need to do everything we can to reduce the amount of soda kids drink.  #HealthyCommunities


Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchen: Child Care Center Cooks as Agents of Change #HealthyCommunities


How can we creating healthier Schools and active minds? Check out this blog → #HealthyCommunities


‘Success Begins with School Breakfast!’ Don’t you agree? #HealthyCommunities


PLEASE READ: School Food is Not Fake News #HealthyCommunities


Creating the Navajo Nation’s Future Healthy Eating Leaders #HealthyCommunities


'The students can really taste the difference.' Meet Sandy, Founder of Hudson Valley Farm to School #HealthyCommunities



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