Parents Can Make a Difference

Take Your Parent to PE Week

Active Schools sponsors an annual Take Your Parent to PE Week at the end of September. 


Active Schools’ Guide to Engaging Parents in School Physical Education and Physical Activity: Resources and Examples

For teachers, individuals and groups who work with parents.


Society of Physical and Health Educators (SHAPE America)’s Getting to Know Your Child’s PE Program: A Parent’s Guide

Twelve questions to help parents determine if their child’s PE program helps students attain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for leading active, healthy lives.


Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)’s Parent Engagement Resource Center

Resources that help parents to become powerful allies as we strive to increase the demand for effective physical education programs.


Action for Healthy Kids’ and National PTA’s

Designed to educate, empower and engage parents and caregivers in becoming change agents for healthier schools and support them in reinforcing healthy habits at home. Parents can learn how to get involved and make a difference in school health, engage school leaders and decision makers, explore a variety of school health topics, connect with other parents in a community forum, get tips for being healthy at home and much more.


National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Initiative

Provides PTAs with education and tools to partner with schools and advocate for healthy changes in nutrition and physical activity.


CDC’s Parents for Healthy Schools Resources

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’s resources help schools and school groups (e.g., PTA, PTO, school wellness committees) engage parents to create healthy school environments.


US Department of Health and Human Services’ Move Your Way – For Parents: Get Your Kids Moving

Provides tools, videos and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active.



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