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.”
“We decided that we would be the ones to start the wellness team in our community.”
“My kids love the fact that there are rewards where they can actually have lunch with their teachers.”
Fast Facts on Student Health
According to Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, kids ages 8-18 spend an average of 7 hours daily on screens, which is linked to physical and emotional problems.
According to the CDC, three simple factors are linked with more children walking/biking to school: bike racks, crossing guards and family promotion.
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.
Whether you want to get kids moving in the classroom or find ways to create healthier school parties and fundraisers, look no further than our Hot Topics. Inspiration and new ideas await you!
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