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Healthy Lifestyles Month

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To promote childhood health and wellness, National PTA created Healthy Lifestyles Month. Throughout the month of November, PTAs nationwide participate in PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month by conducting programs and events that promote health education, physical activity and parental involvement. Knowing that a healthy child can achieve and learn more, PTAs are encouraging families to increase their physical activity, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, develop community oriented physical activity programs and promote healthy lifelong behaviors. National PTA’s malt_o_meal190x88.jpgHealthy Lifestyles Month has encouraged PTA to get creative and develop clever initiatives that make living healthy fun.

National PTA's Healthy Lifestyles Program is sponsored by Malt-O-Meal®, a Proud National Sponsor of National PTA.

National PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grant
Check out the 2011 National PTA Healthy Lifestyle Grant recipients!

Healthy Lifestyles Month FAQ
Have questions about National PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month? Review the Healthy Lifestyles Month FAQ to help answer some of your questions.

Healthy Lifestyles Promotional Toolkit
Go to the link below or to the toolkit page.

 

Featured Healthy Lifestyle Success Story

Stonewall PTA introduced their school to the “Healthy and Fit Stonewall” program. This program was developed by the Stonewall PTA with the driving focus to promote nutrition and physical activity education to the student body. The “Healthy and Fit Stonewall” program involves students tracking their fruit and vegetable consumption as well as their physical activity. Students set a goal of trying to consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day as well as complete 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Students collected their favorite fruit or vegetable snack recipe to be printed in the Healthy and Fit Stonewall cookbook.  Stonewall PTA also promoted the concept for indoor recess to teachers and encouraged teachers to get their students physically active during inclement weather by providing each teacher with a packet of information and ideas for different indoor games and activities.

Parent Guides

Jamie Oliver and PTA's Toolkit to Fight Childhood Obesity
Jamie Oliver and PTA are proud to release a toolkit for parents and families to give them information they need to eat healthy and to be active together.


PTA Healthy Lifestyles: A Parent's Guide
PDF version


Estilos de vida saludables de PTA: Guía para padres
PDF version


Toolkit

Healthy Lifestyles Promotional Toolkit
Toolkit for PTA units to use to promote Healthy Lifestyles Month (includes posters and web banners).


Additional Resources

PTA Healthy Lifestyles family activities poster
Easy ways for families to be active together

Afiche de actividades familiares sobre PTA Healthy Lifestyles
PTA Healthy Lifestyles family activities poster in Spanish

PTA Healthy Lifestyles Health and Wellness Facts (Ages 2 to 3)
Poster (11x17) with daily food, exercise, and sleep recommendations for children ages 2 to 3 (online exclusive)

Estilos de vida saludables de PTA: Datos sobre salud y bienestar (2–3 años de edad
Póster (11x17) con recomendaciones sobre dieta, ejercicio, y sueño para niños/as de 2 a 3 años de edad

PTA Healthy Lifestyles Health and Wellness Facts (Ages 4 to 8)
Poster (11x17) with daily food, exercise, and sleep recommendations for children ages 4 to 8 (online exclusive)

Estilos de vida saludables de PTA: Datos sobre salud y bienestar (4–8 años de edad)
Póster (11x17) con recomendaciones sobre dieta, ejercicio, y sueño para niños/as de 4 a 8 años de edad

PTA Healthy Lifestyles Health and Wellness Facts (Ages 9 to 13)
Poster (11x17) with daily food, exercise, and sleep recommendations for children ages 9 to 13 (online exclusive)

Estilos de vida saludables de PTA: Datos sobre salud y bienestar (9–13 años de edad)
Póster (11x17) con recomendaciones sobre dieta, ejercicio, y sueño para niños/as de 9 a 13 años de edad

PTA Healthy Lifestyles Health and Wellness Facts (Ages 14 to 18)
Poster (11x17) with daily food, exercise, and sleep recommendations for children ages 14 to 18 (online exclusive)

Estilos de vida saludables de PTA: Datos sobre salud y bienestar (14–18 años de edad)
Póster (11x17) con recomendaciones sobre dieta, ejercicio, y sueño para niños/as de 14 a 18 años de edad