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Healthy Lifestyles

Job Description

Establishing a healthy lifestyles committee on your board, providing access to training and resources and addressing the critical  nutrition and physical activity needs of Texas children and their families.

Duties at a Glance

  • Maintain a procedure book (traditional or electronic)
  • Complete a Plan of Work and submit for approval by the Local PTA board
  • Create a Healthy Lifestyles Team. Include your Principal, Local PTA President, PE Department, Cafeteria Manager, Garden Director and parents
  • Attend your District’s SHAC meetings and know your District’s Wellness Policy (found on school website.)
  • Join your school’s Campus Improvement Committee to provide a school health perspective
  • Assess your school’s needs via surveys and SHAC meetings, plus feedback from school faculty, staff and administration, local
  • PTA leaders, parents and students
  • Learn about Coordinated School Health—visit the CDC website
  • Create opportunities for parent engagement and education that fit your local needs, utilizing local assets (parents, businesses, local non-profits) as well as State and National PTA resources (Ready, Set, Achieve!)
  • Ensure that your school receives recognition: apply for the Local PTA Healthy Lifestyles Award
  • Be a positive force of collaboration, information and support in your school
  • Advocate for PTA positions and current legislation
  • Review and become familiar with bylaws and standing rules of the PTA
  • Attend Texas PTA Leader Orientation
  • Take advantage of training from Council, Texas and National PTA


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