ParentsHealth and Safety Program Resources
National Parent Teacher Association.
This Web site includes information and links to resources and ideas for PTA leaders on creating safe environments that encourage healthy, safe choices and social and emotional support for all students.
Communicating with Parents: Understanding the Process, Improving Your Skills
American Federation of Teachers.
This resource includes tips for school employees on working with parents.
Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health (PDF | 1.74 MB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This publication defines and describes parent engagement and identifies specific strategies and actions that schools can take to increase parent engagement in schools’ health promotion activities. School administrators, teachers, support staff, and others interested in promoting parent engagement should refer to this resource.
Rudd Roots Parents
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University
This Web site has easy-to-use tools and relevant research to help parent advocates craft a compelling and well-founded argument for change.
Parents in Action!: A Guide to Engaging Parents in Local School Wellness
California Project LEAN.
This toolkit provides strategies for reaching parents, resources for assessing the school environment, fact sheets on relevant school nutrition and physical activity topics, parent education resources, and resources that will assist with the advocacy process.
Healthier Middle Schools Everyone Can Help
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
This is a series of communication tools designed to help you engage teachers, principals, parents, foodservice managers, and students in school wellness efforts.
Parents for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids.
Informed and involved parents are motivated to push for changes that make school environments healthier. Use these resources to get parents engaged!
Engaging Parents in School Health
Identifies specific strategies and actions that schools can take to increase parent engagement in schools’ health promotion activities.