Survey Says: Parents Are Ready to Create Healthier Learning Environments For Their Kids

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.