United Healthcare Activate for Kids

School Wellness Initiative

At School

Once you get your kids off to school in the mornings, you may feel you’ve lost some control over how they will spend their day. What will they eat? What they will learn? How will they interact with other children and adults?

School represents the majority of a child’s waking hours. How that time is spent has a big impact on their mental and physical health. It’s up to parents to prepare their kids to make smart decisions during the day.

This section contains resources to help you feel better about your child’s time at school. Activate for Kids will offer activities and events in your community. We hope you will get involved and visit our website often to see the program in action.

4 Steps to Help Make Schools Healthier

4 Steps to Help Make Schools Healthier

Want your kids to have a healthy school environment? As a mom or dad, you have the power to help create one.

Back-to-School Checklist

Back-to-School Checklist

Notebooks and pencils shouldn't be the only things on your child's back-to-school list. Make sure you have these basics covered, too.

Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches

Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches

Running out of ideas when you're filling up the kids' lunchboxes? Try these tips for satisfying their palates without giving up nutrition.

Fueling School-Age Kids for Sports

Fueling School-Age Kids for Sports

Many parents put more time and effort into choosing equipment than thinking about what their kids are eating. But how do you help their game from the inside out?

The Changing Face of School Vending Machines

The Changing Face of School Vending Machines

Famous for junk foods and soda, school vending machines are starting to offer healthier options. Find out what's behind the trend.