An online survey of parents of children in grades K-12 revealed what we (parents), already knew. Parents nearly unanimously agree that schools should provide more physical activity throughout the day; and schools should limit access to unhealthy snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages. Nearly two-thirds of the parents surveyed believe schools play a major role in instilling healthy habits in students.
School will start in just a few weeks. Now is the time for parents to work with the PTA or other parent groups to make sure schools create a healthier environment for our children. Go to the resource section of my website www.parentactionforhealthykids.org for help in working with your school. To get ideas, download a copy of the Nutrition Toolkit found in the resource section of the web site under Nutrition.
The survey was conducted for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation by KRC Research. You can read the report on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.
** This information has been shared with you by Barb Flis, mother of two and creator of Parent Action for Healthy Kids.