Local Community Joins School Staff to Create a Healthier School Environment for Students
What: In celebration of Every Kid Healthy Week (April 24-28), Pink Elementary School will host the Pink Family Fun Run with teachers, staff, students and community volunteers to celebrate the school’s wellness achievements and promote the link between healthy eating, physical activity, and academic success. The Pink Family Fun Run is a 3.5-mile race for students and parents and culminates with recognition of the top three finishers per grade level.
Launched by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) in 2013, Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance held the last week of April that shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools are doing to improve the health and wellness of their students and provides an opportunity for everyone in the country to get involved in the celebration by supporting sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in schools. The week is recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances.
When: April 20, 2017 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Pink Elementary, 3650 Overhill Dr., Frisco, TX 75033
Who: Dozens of students, school staff, parents, community volunteers, and AFHK staff
Why: Pink Elementary is a recipient of a Parents for Healthy Kids grant from Action for Healthy Kids, funded by ALDI, who will have volunteers on site helping with the event. Pink Elementary is using its grant to expand the Pink Pacers Run Club in which students are encouraged to complete 26.2 miles by April each year. The Pink Family Fun Run is a celebration of Pink Elementary’s hard work and accomplishments in creating a healthy school environment for students and families. Learn more at ActionforHealthyKids.org/ALDI and EveryKidHealthyWeek.org.
On-site Contact: Michelle Smith, AFHK Texas State Coordinator
About Action for Healthy Kids®
Action for Healthy Kids® is a nationwide grassroots network mobilizing school professionals, families and communities to take actions that improve school foods, nutrition education and physical education for all students. With funding opportunities, expert technical assistance, and our flagship program, Game On, Action for Healthy Kids provides full support to schools and families to develop healthy school environments where children thrive. To learn more about the ways our 120,000+ volunteer network is helping to make every kid healthy and ready to learn, visit us at www.ActionforHealthyKids.org, on Facebook (act4healthykids) and on Twitter (@Act4HlthyKids).