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The CDC has developed a set of resources called Parents for Healthy Schools to help schools and school groups (e.g., parent teacher associations (PTA), parent teacher organizations (PTO), school wellness committees) engage parents to create healthy school environments.

These resources will:

1.      Educate parents about:

o   school nutrition environment and services;

o   school-based physical education and physical activity; and

o   managing chronic health conditions in school settings.

2.      Provide parents with practical strategies and actions to improve the school health environment.

3.     Provide suggestions for ways to track progress in engaging parents in changing the school health environment.

The information regarding this important resource for parents can be found using the link below:


Please contact me if you have any questions.

Terese Maineri
Educational Service Specialist

Connecticut State Department of Education

Office of Student Supports and Organizational Effectiveness
Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education

Telephone: 860-807-2145

Fax: 860-807-2127

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