Want to make your child’s school a healthier place? A new initiative can help



Parents for Healthy Kids is a new initiative created to help parents learn how to engage with school leaders and decision makers on health and education issues and find ways to help bring more physical activity and healthy eating to the school day. At ParentsforHealthyKids.org, parents can explore a wide variety of school health topics, share opinions, exchange ideas, connect with like-minded parents in the community forum, hear from V.I.P.s (Very Inspiring Parents, that is), and share their own stories and ideas. They can even find tips and ideas for reinforcing healthy habits at home.

The initiative, launched by Action for Healthy Kids and National PTA with support from ALDI, also provides parents with trainings, workshops and the opportunity to apply for school grants. For the 2017-2018 school year, 150 schools, including five in Saxonburg, have been awarded grant which provide funds and technical support to implement health and wellness programs that include a family engagement component.

For more information visit ParentsforHealthyKids.org or contact Pennsylvania state coordinator for Action for Healthy Kids, Deanna Philpott at dphilpott@actionforhealthykids.org.