Parents and guardians have the greatest influence over the foods their children eat and the activities they do outside of school. Reinforcement of Eat Well & Keep Moving messages at home increases the probability that the dietary and lifestyle changes students make will become a regular part of their daily lives. The Eat Well & Keep Moving program provides a wealth of suggestions, activities, and materials for family involvement.
Newsletters to Send Home
Educators can send home these sample newsletters to inform parents and complement the Eat Well & Keep Moving lesson topic being taught in the classroom:
Fact Sheets for Families
These fact sheets (provided by the Harvard Prevention Research Center) offer quick tips for families to further reinforce Eat Well & Keep Moving topics at home:
- Activate Your Family
- Healthy Fats
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Super Snacks
- Take Control of TV
- Eat More Whole Grains
Check out these additional websites for nutrition, physical activity, cooking with kids, food service, reduced television viewing, and other program-related topics.