School Physical Education Engagement
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines parent engagement in schools as parents and school staff working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents 4. Schools play a huge role in promoting physical activity (see infographic below). Parents can be involved in school physical education by reinforcing and practicing at home what the students learn about health and wellness at school. From physical activity to food and beverage options, how a parent views and addresses physical activity and healthy eating can have a lifelong impact on a child. Parents can also show interest and involvement during physical education classes and special events at your school such as participating in Take Your Parent to PE Week. During Take Your Parent to PE Week, parents can be introduced to the school’s physical education program and teacher(s) to parents so that they will engage in physical education throughout the year.