Action for Healthy Kids seeks applications for school grants; Kentucky among states eligible for select funds



Through partners such as Kellogg’s and the Walmart Foundation, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2012-2013 school year.

More than 500 schools will be awarded funds that will range from $1,000 to $5,000 (average $2,000) with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs and school nutrition expertise. We’ll 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 of more than 50 percent to be eligible. Priority selection will be given to schools with student enrollment above 500 students. 


What schools need to know to apply:


* Interested schools are invited to attend a webinar to learn more about the grant opportunities for 2012-2013 and receive tips for applying. Please register for the time best fitting your schedule.

Tues., Mar 20 – 3:00-4:00pm ET/12:00-1:00pm PT Register:


Tues., Mar 27 – 3:00-4:00pm ET/12:00-1:00pm PT Register:


The following grants are available:


ALL STATES – School breakfast program creation and/or expansion – to include alternative breakfast programs (i.e., breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, breakfast after 1st period, breakfast on the school bus) and universal breakfast programs. IMPACT: Schools must realize an increase in daily ADP of school breakfast program by 25 percent, and must provide information to students/parents on nutrition and caloric content of foods available. 


SELECT States (Kentucky and 19 other states)

* Summer feeding program creation and/or expansion – assisting support and funding to already existing summer meal program sites, or creating new sites based on community need. 

Providing healthier foods in competitive food venues like vending machines, a la carte lines, school fundraiser activities, classroom activities, rewards, and extra-curricular vending (school sports) activities. IMPACT: Schools must realize a positive shift in implementing school policy in these areas. 

Providing access to healthy foods through food taste testing, nutrition education lessons and food curriculum enhancements. IMPACT: Schools must implement nutrition education lessons, implement at least one taste test opportunity for the entire student population, and must provide information to students/parents on nutrition and caloric content of foods available.


To apply


Applications must be submitted online here


Schools are encouraged to complete the paper application on the next page with their grant team. Once completed, proceed to the link above to submit your official application. NOTE: Paper applications will not be accepted.


Once the paper application is complete, it will take ~15 minutes to submit online. 



May 5 – Applications Due

June 1 – Awarded schools notified

June 7 – Webinar for grant funded schools

Dec 14 – Mid Project report due

June 14 – Final Project report due

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