Healthy Lifestyles

The Healthy Lifestyles program provides family-centered education and tools that connect them with schools and advocate for healthy changes in nutrition and physical activity. In a healthy school:

  • All foods, beverages and snacks sold or served meet National School Nutrition Standards.
  • All students have opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis.
  • All students have access to regular physical education.
  • Districtwide wellness policies are developed, implemented and evaluated with input from students, parents, staff and interested community members.

What PTAs Can Do

Participate in family-oriented programs:

  • Improving Energy Balance Toolkit: Provides local PTAs with tools and resources to use in partnering with schools and engaging families in addressing an everyday healthy lifestyle practice known as energy balance – balancing what we eat with exercise. 
  • Healthy Lifestyles Month: Learn about National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Month, ideas for celebrating and best practices for integrating healthy lifestyles into your school. 
  • Fire Up Your Feet: A healthy fundraising option available to all schools and PTAs that encourages families to walk more to and from school—and in daily life—while keeping track of their steps. 

What can you do to support healthy lifestyles programs in Arizona PTA?

  • Check out our great fundraising opportunity so that you can help us share more about Healthy Lifestyles in Arizona by supporting our grant program. 

Learn More

  • Healthy Schools Program (Alliance for a Healthier Generation): An evidence-based initiative that will helps schools improve physical education, health education, and nutrition.
  • HealthierUS Schools Challenge (USDA): A voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
  • Let's Move: A comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.
  • Fuel Up to Play 60 (National Dairy Council and the NFL): An in-school nutrition and physical activity program to help students make positive changes in their schools.
  • Thriving Schools (Kaiser Permanente): A targeted, multiyear initiative offering free tools and resources to improve the health of students, staff and teachers in K–12 schools.
  • Parent Leadership Series (Action for Healthy Kids): Teaches parents how to work collaboratively within their school communities to improve policy and practices related to school nutrition and physical activity.
  • Together Counts (Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation): A nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living.
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