Healthy Lifestyles

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Notes from the Backpack Podcast


Emphasizing Nutrition and Physical Activity

The Healthy Lifestyles Initiative provides PTAs with education and tools to partner with schools and advocate for healthy changes in nutrition and physical activity. In a healthy school:

  • All students have opportunities to be physically active for at least 60 minutes on a regular basis.
  • All students have access to regular physical education.
  • District wide wellness policies are developed, implemented and evaluated with input from students, parents, staff and interested community members.


Learn More

  • Healthy Schools Program (Alliance for a Healthier Generation): An evidence-based initiative that will helps schools improve physical education, health education, and nutrition.
  • Parents for Healthy Schools (CDC): A a set of resources to help schools, PTAs and school wellness committees engage parents to create healthy school environments.
  • Fuel Up to Play 60 (National Dairy Council and the NFL): An in-school nutrition and physical activity program to help students make positive changes in their schools.
  • Thriving Schools (Kaiser Permanente): A targeted, multiyear initiative offering free tools and resources to improve the health of students, staff and teachers in K–12 schools.