Healthy Lifestyles

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.


View the BASICS Healthy Lifestyles webinar here.