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.

Celebrate Your School Nurse

We’d like to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of school health: nurses! It’s #NationalNursesWeek,  so we would like to extend a special thank you to school the Winter Park Consortium school nurses and school nurse practitioners, and school nurses everywhere for being champions of nutrition and physical health for kids across the country.

School nurses optimize student health and learning every day of the year. But, during National Nurses Week and on National School Nurse Day, we take special time to celebrate and recognize the contributions that school nurses are making to the health and learning of our nation’s 50 million children. On May 9th, we wish you a happy National School Nurse Day and, for all you do every day, thank you!

Learn more about the Winter Park Health Foundation’s School Nursing Initiative and School-Based Health Centers.


Help Make Your Child’s School Healthier: Take the Survey!

Action for Healthy Kids and National PTA, with support from ALDI, have embarked on an important initiative to create an online community that parents can use to help make their children’s schools healthier.

As part of this process, they are conducting a survey of parents with children in kindergarten to sixth-grade to see what kind of information would be helpful to you. The comments you provide are confidential and critical to ensuring they are meeting the needs of parents and school health advocates.

As a thank you for your participation, if you would like to be eligible for a random drawing of survey respondents to receive a $50 ALDI gift card, you will have the option to provide your email address upon completion of the survey. Winners will be awarded after Feb. 20.

This survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by Feb. 24, 5 p.m. CST.

Nemours 2016 School Health Conference

nemours conference


Nemours 2016 School Health Conference

Join Nemours for simulation workshops and learn best practices in substance abuse, anxiety and panic disorders, BLS/AED, allergies, seizures and more.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake Nona High School

12500 Narcoossee Road | Orlando, FL 32832

Register here (scroll down to Nemours 2016 School Health Conference at Lake Nona High School)


Additional details:

Conference fee $39

Coffee service and lunch provided