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Parents can help make healthy eatng and physical activity a priority at their school.

Your child spends a great deal of time at school. Schools can impact children in many positive ways to promote good eating habits and skills to be active. Parents also have an important role in promoting healthy eating and active living and can support schools in these areas. Here are some ways you can make a difference in your child's school.

Why become involved with Parent Council? Print E-mail

Parent councils are a great way to meet other parents and provide many opportunities to make decisions around healthy eating and active living events. Most schools advertise the next parent council meeting in their school newsletter.

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Success Stories around Parent Engagement Print E-mail
Collected by Health Promotion Facilitators-Healthy Weights Initiative July 2009 
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Resources to support healthy initiatives in your child's school Print E-mail

Promote non food fundraisers such as magazines, gift wrap, raffle, spelling bees or active fundraisers such as dances, skate a thons, or floor hockey tournament.

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Parent Council Resources Print E-mail

Instructive and informative material to help Parent Councils make changes in their school regarding Healthy Eating, Active Living and Positive Social Environments.

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