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  • Health Powered Kids™

    Health Powered Kids™ program available to public for free

    Health Powered Kids™, a new online educational resource by Allina Health, designed to empower children ages 3-14 to make healthier choices about eating, exercising, keeping clean and managing stress, is now available to the public.

    The website,, provides free, easy-to-use information about health and fitness. It features more than 50 lessons and activities for children to learn from teachers, school staff, home school educators, daycare providers, community groups and parents.

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  • Allina Health is rolling out a program to help kids get healthy and maintain active lifestyles. FOX 9's Karen Scullin talked to Susan Nygaard, RN, manager of community health improvement, Allina Health, about Health Powered Kids™.

    Power by the Hour

    Health Powered Kids™ originated from a curriculum called Power by the Hour. Allina Health gave the curriculum to area school districts and YMCAs to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices hour by hour.

    The nutrition education and physical fitness program included a series of one-hour classes. Each class consists of a fun half-hour of hands-on nutrition education followed by a half-hour of physical fitness. Students received a weekly health incentive item.

    Curriculum outline

    The goal was to improve the health of students and their families by having them choose to eat healthier foods, increase their physical activity level and increase their knowledge of physical activity and nutritious food items.

  • expand to learn more Level 1: Kindergarten to 2nd grade

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  • Lafayette Charter School partnered with Allina Health to help students increase their physical activity and make good food choices through the Power by the Hour curriculum.