Parent Action for Healthy Kids® in the News Blog

As Parent Action for Healthy Kids® is all about disseminating information, when the information is about our organization we're proud to pass that along too. The following articles have appeared in print or web-based publications. We appreciate their promoting our important cause.

5 things Michigan parents should know to ensure their child’s health needs are safely managed at school

Posted August 23rd, 2012 Sometimes children have a health issue that requires their school to be involved in their care. Parent Action for Healthy Kids releases… [Read More]

Parent Action for Healthy Kids invites parents to join the Call to Action to help end bullying

The news is full of stories about bullying and what can be done about it.  Here is a simple solution that will set in motion an end to bullying and it begins wi… [Read More]

5 Tips To Help Parents Discuss the Aurora, Colorado Shooting Tragedy With Their Children

Posted July 23rd, 2012 Parent Action for Healthy Kids is mourning the loss of the 12 people who were tragically killed at the midnight showing of “The Dark Kn… [Read More]

Parent Action for Healthy Kids Shares Four Tips for Relaxing on the Fourth of July

School is out and family schedules are starting to wind down.   Families need to wind down too, so take a deep breath and show your kids how to relax and rechar… [Read More]

Six Suggestions for Dads to Help Delay the Early Onset of Their Teen’s Sexual Activity

Dads are an important influence on whether their teenagers become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. A dad’s behavior and his connectedness with his child at every… [Read More]

Parent Action for Healthy Kids Proves that Parents Can Be Champions for Healthy Change in School

To bring attention to the great work Michigan parents are doing everyday in “Making Healthy the Easy Choice in School”, a Zeeland parent was recognized for her… [Read More]

Zeeland Parent Recognized as Grand Prize Winner in Health Champion Hall of Fame Contest

Posted May 17th, 2012 Lansing, MI – Amy Sheerhorn, a parent from Lincoln Elementary School, is the grand prize winner in the Michigan Department of Education’s… [Read More]

Rockford Parent Recognized as Runner Up in Health Champion Hall of Fame Contest

Lansing, MI – Dana Kraus has been recognized as the runner up in the Michigan Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Health Champion Hall of Fame.  Kraus was… [Read More]

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep this Mother’€™s Day

Posted May 11th, 2012 The other day a friend of mine and mother of three posted on her Facebook page: “The morning is starting off all wrong, I overslept this… [Read More]

“Activist turns from sex ed to food ed for White House”

Posted May 27th, 2010 Thank you, Laura Berman, for supporting my Call to Action in your Detroit News column today! Read the column from today’s Detroit News bel… [Read More]

Tips to Help Parents Discuss Sex Education with Their School Administrators

Posted May 7th, 2012 Parents are the primary source of their child’s sexuality education. That is why it is essential that parents and schools work together to… [Read More]

10 Questions Parents Can Ask to Ensure a Bully-Free School

Schools have the responsibility of keeping our children safe during the school day and parents have the right to be a partner in that effort. Parent Action for… [Read More]

10 Questions Parents Can Ask to Ensure a Bully-Free School

Posted April 23rd, 2012 Schools have the responsibility of keeping our children safe during the school day and parents have the right to be a partner in that ef… [Read More]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Posted March 20th, 2012 It’s not exactly comfortable. But open communication with your teen is critical. Here, find some tips and advice for parents. METRO PARE… [Read More]

Is there support for mental health initiatives in school? Michigan parents say “yes!”

Posted March 7th, 2012 Recent headlines in the news regarding school violence and bullying are an ongoing reminder of the potential dangers of not addressing th… [Read More]

Let’s celebrate parents; nominate a parent for Michigan Team Nutrition’s Health Champion Hall of Fame

Posted March 6th, 2012 Recognizing parent contributions to Making Healthy the Easy Choice in school. Michigan Team Nutrition’s Health Champion Hall of Fame now… [Read More]

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Posted February 14th, 2012 Take action this Valentine’s Day; help your teens care for their hearts It’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s a great time to talk about the… [Read More]

To all the Dads out there on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 14th, 2012 Do you know how special you are to your daughters?I was in a meeting the other day and sat next to a 6’4″ well dressed male colleague… [Read More]

First-ever national standards for sexuality educations in public schools have been released

Posted January 25th, 2012 New Gold Standard for Sexuality Education in Public Schools.  I am happy to say that I assisted with the review process of these new s… [Read More]

Parents, take action to protect school-based HIV, STD & sex ed prevention programs!

In December, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2012 budget that cut funds for the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the Centers for Disease Contr… [Read More]