Magazine article Curriculum Review

Action for Healthy Kids and National PTA Launch Parents for Healthy Kids Initiative

Magazine article Curriculum Review

Action for Healthy Kids and National PTA Launch Parents for Healthy Kids Initiative

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Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) and National PTA have teamed up to support parents in creating healthier schools through a new initiative, Parents for Healthy Kids, according to a news release from PR Newswire. The new program, Parents for Healthy Kids, features a website (https://parentsforhealthykids.org), online community forum, trainings and grants to educate, engage and empower parents nationwide to improve school and student health.

Evidence shows children who attend schools that promote physical activity and healthy eating perform better academically. Healthy school environments also set the stage for children to adopt a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. However, studies and statistics show many schools face challenges when it comes to implementing policies and programs that help address childhood obesity and enhance learning.

School and Student Health Worries

Additionally, according to a survey* conducted by AFHK and National PTA, nearly all parents said they are concerned about the future of school and student health in the U.S.

"Parents and parent groups are a powerful force for change in schools and can help bring together school staff, other parents and community partners to improve student health and learning. We are excited to be able to help mobilize parents around school health issues through Parents for Healthy Kids in collaboration with National PTA and our generous sponsor, ALDI," said Rob Bisceglie, CEO, AFHK, in the news release.

At ParentsforHealthyKids.org parents can:

* Learn how to engage with school leaders and decision makers on health issues

* Find ways to help bring more physical activity and healthy eating to the school day

* Share opinions, exchange ideas and connect with like-minded parents in a community forum

* Be inspired by stories from parents nationwide and share their own

* Find tips and ideas for reinforcing healthy habits at home. …

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