This growing collection of resources can help you engage parents in the effort to get kids moving more. The resources here include ideas for parents and caregivers to be more active with their children, information on why physical activity is so important, and more.
Parents, caregivers and other family members can make simple changes that go a long way in helping their children learn to eat right and be active every day at home and school. Action For Healthy Kids provides these articles, eNewsletters, and more. Resources include contributions from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
This website by the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service is specifically designed for parents and caregivers to provide information on how to eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for kids. The site provides resources for getting started, meal tips, and ideas for how to increase physical activity in your family life.
This resource, from First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! program, provides five simple steps to improving family health. Tips for physical activity include limiting screen time, ways family members can be active together, and ideas for how to get involved in school health.
This resource, from First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! program, provides tips and suggestions for helping families to become more physically active.
This interactive resource from Nature Rocks, by the Nature Conservancy, will help parents and students get active together. Using the Nature Rocks Activity Finder, you can filter by time, age, location and weather to find fun and creative ways to play and explore nature!
In 2008, the Federal Government issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans. This website provides tips and resources to help you meet those guidelines.
This resource from the National Institutes of Health provides information about why and how youth and families can get more physically active. The relationship between activity and nutrition is described, and there are links to additional articles that can help families move more.
This four page handout from the Centers for Disease Control provides information for families on the types, duration, and intensity of appropriate activities for youth. It also cites statistics on youth physical activity and provides tips for how parents and adult caregivers can help youth get more physical activity into their routines.