Action for Healthy Kids Grant award
Desert View Elementary is a proud recipient of a $1000 grant from Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) for the 2016-17 school year. The Game On Grant, provided through funding by GoGo SqueeZ as part of a broader partnership with AFHK, is focused on improving students' access to physical activity opportunities, nutrition education and healthy snacking in schools. Desert View used this grant to purchase new outside playground equipment (balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc.) to increase physical activity during recess. In addition, a bar graph was created in the cafeteria as an incentive to students to try foods from our USDA Fresh Fruits and Veggies program. Classes with the highest number of students who try each type of produce can win extra recess time each week. Students will also participate in a variety of activities to promote "Healthy Kids Week" in April.