Research shows kids gain weight faster in summer. Find ways to keep them active and healthy.

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Ditch the candy sales—fundraise the healthy way.

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You’ll definitely want these V.I.P.s (Very Inspiring Parents) in your squad.

We’ve heard from parents around the country about the rewards of getting involved in school health. And the challenges. And the ways in which getting involved not only changed their children’s lives but also their own.

“I love that the work of preventing childhood obesity is really about promoting healthy, positive living.”

Greta Massetti
Atlanta, GA

“We decided that we would be the ones to start the wellness team in our community.”

Tom O’Connor
Englewood, CO 

“My kids love the fact that there are rewards where they can actually have lunch with their teachers.”

Jackie Vega
Wellington, FL

Fast Facts on Student Health

According to Obesity Journal, obesity prevalence among K through 2nd graders grows during summer break.

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According to the CDC, three simple factors are linked with more children walking/biking to school: bike racks, crossing guards and family promotion.

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According to an NPI study as reported by The Atlantic, healthy school meals can raise student achievement by an average of 4%.

Transform School Meals

These parents are making their mark on school health.

Making positive changes in the health and well-being of students is a great way to get involved with your child’s school. It’s not easy, but your impact will be far reaching—not just on students’ health but also on their ability to learn and succeed in school. Hear what they say, then start creating your story.

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