Healthy schools help reduce the epidemic of childhood obesity and promote student learning.
In a healthy school …
- All foods and beverages sold or served meet students' health and nutrition needs.
- All students have opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis.
- Nutrition and physical education foster lifelong healthy habits.
- Districtwide wellness policies are developed, implemented, and evaluated with input from students, parents, staff and interested community members.
PTAs play an important role in creating healthy schools. Your PTA can help prevent childhood obesity by advocating for healthy school breakfast and lunch options, safe places to be physically active, and quality physical education programs.
What your PTA can do to support a healthier school: