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Parents for Healthy Schools

Parents have a powerful role in supporting children’s health and learning. Engaged parents help guide their children successfully through school, advocate for their children, and can help shape a healthy school environment. CDC has developed a set of resources called Parents for Healthy Schools to help schools and school groups (e.g., parent teacher associations (PTA), parent teacher organizations (PTO), school wellness committees) engage parents to create healthy school environments.

These resources will:

  • Educate parents about
    • School nutrition environment and services
    • School-based physical education and physical activity
    • Managing chronic health conditions in school settings
  • Provide parents with practical strategies and actions to improve the school health environment
  • Provide suggestions for ways to track progress in engaging parents in changing the school health environment.

Click here to access the Parents for Healthy Kids resources.

Take Your Parent to PE Week

Active Schools, a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education and before, during and after school physical activity for all students, is sponsoring the second annual Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 24-28, 2018.

Register your school here. You’ll then have access to the free, downloadable Take Your Parent to PE Week logo, poster, and flyer.

By registering, your school may be selected for a college, Olympic, or professional athlete visit through Athletes for Hope (www.athletesforhope.org).

Click here for more information and tips on how your school can participate.

SHAPE America’s National PE & Sport Week

SHAPE America’s National PE & Sport Week, held annually from May 1-7, celebrates and shares the value of effective physical education and sport programs in schools around the nation. This year, SHAPE America will be highlighting some of their exceptional members and rising stars who are accomplishing “Big Feats” with their work — and leaving their mark on health education, physical education and sport.

During this week, and the entire month of May, look for these inspirational success stories and take advantage of free activities, lesson plans and advocacy resources from SHAPE America that can benefit your school and community.

Share your own accomplishments on social media during our Twitter Slow Chat May 1-7 and help put a spotlight on health and PE in schools with their social media badges.