Why Is Parents United for Healthy Schools Important?

February 20, 2012 | Written By:

Recently, Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuela Saludables hosted its sixth Principals’ Breakfast to celebrate the collaborative achievements of parents and principals working together to create healthy schools through wellness. Healthy Schools Campaign created the parent-led group to bring together parents and community advocates with the shared goal of promoting school wellness.

At the breakfast, several advocates discussed Parents United’s efforts to connect parents and school leaders. Check out this video:

Parents play an integral role in creating healthy school environments. Last year, more than half of the Chicago schools that were recognized for meeting the health and wellness standards of the HealthierUS School Challenge achieved this milestone with the support of parent-driven wellness teams.

Thanks to all of the parents who shared their voices.

What does parent leadership mean to you?

For more information about Parents United, check out our Parents United blog updates.

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