Healthy Lifestyles

Who is the Healthy Lifestyles Chair?

Establishing and supporting a healthy lifestyles position within your PTA signals your commitment to building healthy schools, healthy families, and healthy communities.

Quick-Start Actions

Duties at a Glance

  • Serve as a liaison between your PTA and the community regarding health-related issues.
  • Create a Healthy Lifestyles Team, including your principal, PTA president, PE department, cafeteria manager, and parents.
  • Attend your district’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) meetings and understand your district’s wellness policy.
  • Join your school’s Campus Improvement Committee to provide a school health perspective.
  • Assess your school’s needs via surveys, plus feedback from school faculty, staff, and administration, PTA leaders, parents, and students.
  • Network with PTA Healthy Lifestyles Leaders in your community to collaborate on common goals.
  • Create opportunities for parent engagement and education that fit your local needs, utilizing local assets (parents, businesses, local non-profits) as well as Texas PTA and National PTA resources.

Share Your Success

One of the most valuable benefits of PTA is that our Leaders are part of a larger community who have the opportunity to network and share with one another.  We know that PTAs across Texas are doing great things and we want to hear about each and every one of them! Submit your success story and be the Talk of Texas!