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Healthy Families Ahead!

Sep 27, 2017, 10:51 AM

Looking for a way to connect with the families you serve and encourage healthy lifestyles? Well, we’ve got you covered!

NEA Healthy Futures is excited to announce our latest resource—the Take Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Together Family Guide. Perfect for PTA leaders, groups, schools, parents and afterschool professionals, this engaging and user-friendly resource will help you put students and families—and even yourself—on the path to a healthier future!

In fact, if you were at the National PTA Convention this year, you may have met our enthusiastic team! It was a fantastic event and we were thrilled to see how well received the family guide was.

Written for grades K–6, the guide is available in both English and Spanish. It doesn’t just cover proper nutrition and physical activity concepts, but it takes a holistic approach to health by covering sleep, outdoor play, screen time, relaxation and hydration.

You’ll find:

  • Useful facts and information
  • Family activities
  • Discussion questions
  • Fun trivia
  • Children’s book suggestions
  • Inspiration and good ideas galore!

Part of the Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives (HSHL) series—a partnership between Nestle USA and NEA Healthy Futures—the family guide complements our HSHL Teacher Kits, which offer classroom tie-ins to what your children will be learning and doing at home. Best of all, thanks to the nice folks at Nestle USA, you can get all of the HSHL resources for free, including bulk orders for schools, PTA units, trainings or to feature at a state convention.

To order your FREE print resources, email Please indicate how many of the English and/or Spanish family guides you would like and make sure to mention it is for PTA-related use. Since this is a new resource for us for the family audience, we are excited to see who is ordering it and how it is going to be used! For the teacher’s guide, please indicate how many of which grade level you would like.

Let’s hear it for healthy, happy families!

Bethe Almeras, M.S. is the associate executive director at NEA Healthy Futures.