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Family Fun, Food & Fitness Events
What is a Family Fun, Food & Fitness Event?
What is a Family Fun, Food & Fitness Event?
Family Events and Wellness Policies
How do these events fit into my school's wellness policy?
Benefits for Kansas Families
How will Kansas families benefit from these events?
Who can participate?
Who can participate?
Who can apply?
Who can apply?
Cost of Events
Does it cost anything to participate in an event?
How do I apply?
How do I apply?
Download current materials
Download current materials

 

What is a Family Fun, Food & Fitness Event?

It is a school or childcare center sponsored fitness-themed family night.

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How do these events fit into my school’s wellness policy?

The Kansas School Wellness Policy Model Guidelines emphasize the need to engage family and community members. By hosting a Family Fun, Food and Fitness Event your school can help meet this requirement.

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How will Kansas families benefit from these events?

The importance of family and community involvement in supporting a healthy school environment has long been recognized by government agencies and health professionals. These events will provide accurate information and fun learning activities that will assist parents in guiding their families to practice healthy living. Families will also have fun participating in a health-centered, family-friendly, school-sponsored event.

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Who can participate?

Families, community members, school personnel or child care centers may participate.

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Who can apply?

All Kansas schools and child care centers participating in one or more USDA Child Nutrition Programs will have the opportunity to apply for a mini-grant to help financially support a Family Fun, Food, and Fitness event.  Preference will be given to sites that have never received a Family Fun, Food and Fitness mini-grant, are willing to match part or all of the mini-grant funds and/or show initiative in sustaining a Family Fun, Food, and Fitness event beyond a single event.

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Does it cost anything to participate in an event?

Kansas Team Nutrition, will provide an event planning guide and a $250 grant to selected sites to help cover the costs of holding the event. Most events can be conducted for this amount; however, if more money is necessary the host school or child care center is encouraged to look for donations and funding from parent and community organizations.

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How do I apply?

When available, Family Fun, Food & Fitness Event applications will be posted on the Kansas Team Nutrition Home page! Notice for upcoming funding opportunities is shared in monthly updates to sponsors.

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Download current materials:

Kansas Team Nutrition has developed a Family Fun, Food & Fitness Event Guide which provides instructions for planning and promoting a health-centered, family-friendly, school or child care center sponsored event and includes specific instructions detailing both nutrition and fitness activities.

Opens in new windowThis link accesses the 2016-17 Family Fun, Food & Fitness Event Guide.

Opens in new windowThis link accesses the Mini-Grant Spending Guidance.

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