Improving the Health and Wellness of Families

National PTA is committed to improving the overall health and well-being of families across the country because we know living a healthy lifestyle is a key component to our students' ability to thrive.   

What Does Living Healthy Mean?

Prioritizing you and your families’ overall health is important to living happy, meaningful lives. And living healthy means eating a well-balanced diet, includes your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 


Healthy Lifestyles


Facebook Group: PISD Council of PTAs Healthy Lifestyles | Facebook


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!


Texas PTA Resources


View the BASICS Healthy Lifestyles webinar here

Download the BASICS Healthy Lifestyles Resource Guide

Download the BASICS Healthy Lifestyles Quick Start Guide

Download the BASICS Healthy Lifestyles Quick Start Guide (Spanish)

School Grants Website

Add a Healthy Lifestyles Committee

Healthy Fundraising Flier

Healthy Lifestyles Foundations Trifold

SHAC Ten Flier

View the Texas PTA Member Perks


Healthy Lifestyles Month (November)

Access the 2021 Healthy Lifestyles Month toolkit to celebrate all the ways we can make simple, smart choices together.


National PTA Resources

National PTA Healthy Lifestyles School Year 2021-2022 Calendar

National PTA Healthy Lifestyles

National PTA Healthy Bodies

National PTA Healthy Hydration

National PTA: Obesity-Prevention, Healthy-Eating

National PTA Mental-Health

National PTA Mental Health Resources for Families

National PTA Anti-Bullying Resources


Other Resources

Home - Action for Healthy Kids

Committee for Children | Social-Emotional Learning Programs (

Coordinated School Health (

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model

Kids' Corner |

MyPlate | U.S. Department of Agriculture