Parents Make a Difference - With Lots of Ways to Get Involved

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, such as physical education teachers, parents/family engagement staff, principals, PTA/PTOs, and school health/wellness committees.


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. Other parent resources are available from SHAPE America.


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


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.

Parents for Healthy Schools: A Guide to Getting Parents Involved

Parents for Healthy Schools: Making a Difference in Your Child’s School


Take You Parent to PE Week

Active Schools sponsored the first-ever Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 25-29, 2017. Learn more about the campaign.