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Help Us Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles Month

We want to hear what you are doing to support Healthy Lifestyles Month. Send us photos throughout the month of November, showing us how you are getting off your apps and participating in physical activity using #GoyaMoveDay. Our partners at Goya-Move will provide the winning photo contestant with a tablet! The challenge winner will be announced on Nov. 29, 2018 as we wrap up and celebrate Healthy Lifestyles Month with "Get Off Your Apps" Day!

Host a Physical Activity Event

In celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Month, National PTA and GOYA-Move are partnering to support healthy lifestyles by offering $1000 grants to 15 local PTAs to host a "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Event at their elementary and middle schools during the month of November.

Congratulations to the 2018 "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Grant Recipients!

Here’s the good news…you don’t need to be a grantee to host a "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Event at your school. Simply use the tools below, put down those devices and join in the fun!

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Healthy Lifestyles Toolkit

Step 1: Plan Your Event

Connect with school administrators, community members, Physical Education teachers and advocates to discuss the objectives for this event, recruit volunteers and plan logistics (e.g. location, date, time, promotion, etc.). Reach out to community businesses to secure healthy food and/or prize donations. Assign volunteer roles and gather event materials. Consider partnering with a local High School or business for non-PTA volunteers so your families can take part in the event.

  • Event Planning Checklist (en Español)- Use the event planning checklist to help you prepare for your event. The checklist gives you a general planning timeline and it will keep you organized and on track.
  • Planning Guide (en Español) - This planning guide outlines the importance of health & safety and steps for hosting a successful event.
  • Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet (en Español) - Use this template to sign up volunteers for your “Get Off Your Apps” Physical Activity event. These sheets can be distributed at events and PTA meetings as you begin the process of organizing your event.
  • Talking Points (en Español) - The talking points serve as a guide for you when explaining the importance of physical activity.
  • Event Ideas
    • Parent-child sports tournament
    • Family physical fitness class (Zumba, dance, aerobics, etc.)
    • Physical activity family scavenger hunt (each clue requires a physical activity before moving on to next station)
    • Family walkathon
    • Family steps challenge (families log their steps using the Goya-Move app and the winning class gets a prize)
  • Thank you for joining National PTA and Goya-Move for our webinar on how to host a successful "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Event. View the webinar and download the PowerPoint slides.

Share Your Event

Event Information

Contact Information

Step 2: Promote Your Event

Your goal is to get as many families to participate in your event as possible by removing any barriers to participation (e.g. transportation, translation or interpretation). Use these customizable flyers and templates to promote your event for students, families and community members.


Step 3: Host Your Event

Plan time before and after the event to prepare and wrap up. Use the tools below to get organized and have a great time being active!

  • Before the Event
    • Make a welcome sign (in multiple languages if applicable) prior to the event.
    • Gather all materials needed prior to the event
    • Photo Release (en Español) - Have your participants complete these forms so your PTA and National PTA can share your event successes.
    • Welcome and train your volunteers to host a successful event.
  • During the Event
    • Welcome families upon arrival, encourage them to sign in and join the PTA.
    • Facilitate fun, interactive physical activities.
    • Take plenty of pictures to share!
  • After the Event
    • Closing: Thank families for attending and volunteers for their amazing work!
    • Clean-Up

Step 4: Wrap Up Your Event

Congratulations! Your event is over. Now is the time to celebrate your success in promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity!

  • Thank You Letter (en Español)- Use this sample template to thank your amazing volunteers and event supporters. 
  • Program Leader Feedback Form (en Español)- Tell us how your event went by completing this form and submitting it to Programs@PTA.org.
  • Celebrate event success with your school community and National PTA with #PTAProud.
  • Consider staying active with the Goya-Move app which is available for a 5-day free trial period.
  • Hold a debriefing session with your planning committee to discuss what went well and what you would do differently next year.
  • Commit to continuing to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity in the future for the entire school community.
  • Share your Physical Activity event details with National PTA in celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Month.

Questions?

Email Programs@PTA.org or call (800) 307-4782.

National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service. No endorsement of GOYA-Move is implied.