Welcome to Texas PTA Healthy Lifestyles!
We are glad you're here, and we want to do all we can to help you be effective and succesful as a health champion for your school or district. Below are several documents with critical info and resources to help you do just that.
- Add a Healthy Lifestyles Committee
- Healthy Lifestyles Committee Chair Resources
- Grants, Funding, and Resources
- Healthy Fundraising Flier
- Healthy Lifestyles Foundations Trifold
- SHAC Ten Flier
- Texas Nutrition Policy for Parents
My Lunch Rocks!
Being served a healthy lunch is not the same as eating one, as parents and food service personnel know only too well. Using cheerful stickers and colorful posters, "My Lunch Rocks" utilizes positive reinforcement, a sense of fun and the power of parent engagement of "catch" kids eating well. Parents hand out stickers to kids eating healthy food, whether that is applesauce, yogurt or whole grains. Eat your carrots, get a sticker! It is that simple, and simply effective. Get your kit today at our online store!
FitKids is the newest healthy lifestyles initiative. This flagship program will create a sustainable network of parents, administrators and resource providers to support effective coordinated school health efforts and realize increased student achievement.
A key component of the FitKids initiative is the FitKids Collaborative. This innovative framework will bring together parent leaders and school representatives from nearly 40 Central Texas school districts, along with agents of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Why Are Healthy Lifestyles Important?
Resources and information to define the need for healthy lifestyles:
- Healthy Lifestyles Poem by Taylor Mali
- Make A World Of Difference PowerPoint
- Texas Comptroller Report-Gaining Costs, Losing Time-The Obesity Crisis in Texas
Healthy Lifestyles Initiative Resources:
- Healthy Lifestyles Resource Guide (password required)
- Healthy Lifestyles Areas of Focus
- Healthy Lifestyles Strategies
- Healthy Lifestyles Guiding Documents
- Healthy Lifestyles Calendar Events
- Healthy Lifestyles Resource Partners
- Healthy Lifestyles Awards and Grants
- Healthy Lifestyles in Action
- Healthy Lifestyles Advocacy