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.
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.
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.
Provides PTAs with education and tools to partner with schools and advocate for healthy changes in nutrition and physical activity.
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.
Active Schools sponsored the first-ever Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 25-29, 2017. Learn more about the campaign.