PTA HEALTHY LIFESTYLES MONTH
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month is an annual designation observed in November. If you’re not familiar, PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association; a network of millions of teachers, administrators, families, and students who work for educational success of kids in school, as well as family engagement. The goal of PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month is to promote a healthy lifestyle for students in and out of the classroom. Since children spend more than 1,200 hours per year in school, it’s crucial to make sure they are able to have healthy food and adequate opportunities for physical activity. If they have these two things, they are more likely to excel in school and lead a healthy lifestyle later in life.
Parents, you may not recognize how much power lies in your hands when it comes to creating positive change in your child’s school. Since you care about your child’s learning environment, take action and get involved in your local PTA!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #PTAHealthyLifestylesMonth to post on social media. Reach out to the PTA at your child’s school and join the group to make a difference. Here are some great ideas you can bring up at your PTA meeting this month.
- Invite students to “Bring Your Parent to PTA” in exchange for a ‘homework pass’ on one piece of homework that night. That way, more parents may be inspired to join the organization!
- Get talking about health and nutrition at school. It’s important to know what your child is, and isn’t eating every day.
- Suggest more activities for kids to move around and stay active. Incorporating learning with movement can be more effective than having students sit at a desk all day.
In our research, we were unable to find the founded of PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month, but the National Parent Teacher Association has been celebrating it for several years.