Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles Healthy Lifestyles
Healthy lifestyle choices in our everyday lives, and involving our family in these choices, leads to a healthy lifestyle and life long habits.

Activity Ideas
Develop/Use Hike and Bike Trails
Develop and/or utilize biking and hiking trails on campus and in community and encourage use
Pre-Lunch Recess
Incorporate recess before lunch because studies show it results in less food waste, less rush to finish lunch, and fewer behavioral problems.
Candy Free Fundraiser
Substitute healthy fundraisers for traditional approaches
Walk to School
Encourage walking to school
Family Nature Groups
Encourage community and family walking groups, family nature groups
Healthy Lifestyles Committee
Appoint a Healthy Lifestyles Chair/committee on PTA-PTO board.
Healthy Lifestyles at School
Implement a Healthy Lifestyles Program at school. Encourage healthy lifestyles at home with a plan that makes healthy choices easy and fun. Acknowledge and reward participation and progress.
Healthy Lifestyles at Home
Encourage healthy lifestyles at home with a plan that makes healthy choices easy and fun. Acknowledge and reward participation and progress.
Coordinated School Health (CSHP) Program
Coordinated School Health (CSHP) Program implementation (K-12) (campus or district level)
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
Ensure School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) (campus and district level) is in place and involve parents. Maintain contact with regional school health specialist (through CSHP) for support and communication with partners.
Campus Improvement Plan
Create and Conduct yearly review of CSHP goals in Campus Improvement Plan by Campus (or SHAC) Advisory Council (resource: Texas Action for Healthy Kids, SB 892)
Barrier Bust
Identify the barriers and threats to healthy lifestyles in your community. Do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) and move toward breaking down those barriers.

 

Visit the Resources page for more ideas.

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Education Agency
Blue Cross Blue Shield
AMD
HEB
TASC Student Council
PTA
Texas Dept. of Agriculture
Texas Children in Nature
Texas Computer Education Association