Health & Wellness Programs

PTAs play an important role in engaging families, teachers and children to develop healthy behaviors. North Carolina PTA works with partners to mobilize parents to advocate for school health policy and environment change in the areas of physical activity and nutrition.

One of the NCPTA Advocacy Priorities is Health and WellnessThe education of children depends, to a great degree, on their overall health. Our public schools must help children learn the value of balanced nutrition, sensible exercise and good overall health. North Carolina PTA will support public policies at all levels of government and school programs that help to maintain the health and wellness of children.

We work on the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community model. Click on any area to learn more about that part of a healthy school and get ideas for what your PTA can do!


Health Resources

Useful Links

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Idea Calendar

Health and wellness can be incorporated into everything your PTA does!

January

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • National Soup Month
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

February

  • Dental Health Month
  • Black History Month
  • Valentine’s Day
  • American Heart Month

March

  • National Nutrition Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • Read Across America Day
  • School Breakfast Week

April

  • School Library Month
  • Earth Day
  • Arbor Day
  • Administrative Professionals Week
  • Every Kid Healthy Week

May

  • Bike to School Day
  • State PTA Convention
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • School Nurses Day
  • Celebrating Asian and Pacific-Island Heritage Month

June-August

Take these months to evaluate your year’s activities!

  • What worked?
  • What didn’t?
  • What should we do the same or different next year?
  • What should we budget and plan for next year?
  • What resources to we need to identify for next year?

September

  • Grandparents Day
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Labor Day
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month

October

  • Walk to School Day
  • School Administrator’s Month
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • World Food Day
  • National Bullying Prevention Month

November

  • Healthy Lifestyles Month
  • Election Day
  • Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month
  • Great American Smokeout
  • National Healthy Skin Month

December

  • World AIDS Day
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week