The National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Program focuses on the connections between healthy
lifestyles and student achievement. The mission of the National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyle program is to aid parents and other community organizations with the tools and resources they need in order to develop and promote healthier schools and foster healthy parental engagement.
1. Increase the connection between healthy lifestyles and student achievement
2. To reduce the risk and prevalence of childhood obesity
3. Encourage physical activity and healthy eating among school age children (grades K-12)
4. Provide resources and guidance in the areas of obesity control management
All local PTAs are encouraged to plan events and activities to promote the health and wellness of their communities. It can be something as small as featuring an article in their newsletter or as big as organizing a 5K walk. To support local units’ efforts, the PTA national office is offering a limited number of PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grants of up to $1,000.
Visit the National PTA Health & Wellness page for more details.