- Find out when the school wellness committee meets. Ask if you can join!
- Be a spokesperson at a PTO/PTA meeting. Share the school wellness committee’s health and wellness goals. Brainstorm with the group how they can support those goals.
- Volunteer to survey other families. Find out about their interests, expertise and what they can contribute.
- Support healthy celebration policies. Share ideas with other families.
- Contribute non-food rewards for teachers to use.
- Make a breakfast or lunch date with your child to show your support for your school nutrition department.
- Spearhead a healthy fundraiser.
- Plan a healthy potluck for teacher appreciation week.
- Ask community members to contribute financially.
- If the school is participating in social media, run an awareness campaign.
- Create a list of Smart Snacks compliant products using the Alliance’s Smart Food Planner for the school store.
- Help the school nutrition department run a taste testing event or focus group.
- View these videos for ideas on creating healthier rewards, fundraisers and celebrations
- Use the power of social media! Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
- Be an advocate for more recess! Learn more.
- Vocalize your support for Physical Education.
- Help the school connect with the community. Ask a local business to support physical activity by asking for equipment or providing bottled water or bananas for a fun run or walk.
- Include physical activity opportunities in the school newsletter.
- Lead a physical activity break for staff at a faculty meeting.
- Lead a physical activity scavenger hunt using the Alliance’s fitness trail stations at a family night.
- If you are volunteering in your child’s classroom use these task cards for a fun physical activity break!
- When you are a classroom volunteer, take the opportunity to lead a physical activity break. Create FitSticks for the classroom!
- Spearhead a school garden or farm-to-school project.
- Advocate for more structured physical activity breaks in afterschool programs.
- Encourage students to get involved (and excited!) in changing the foods and beverages around campus. Find out if you can help a teacher with one of these projects.
- Teach a nutrition education lesson as a guest or at a family night.
- Lead a healthy community event.
- Show a Fit for a Healthier Generation video during a PTA/PTO meeting. Get other families active!
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