Fitness & Health at School

  • PTO Today Article

    Field Day Activities—Ideas by Age

    Field day activities should reinforce the message that exercise is fun. We’ve gathered ideas for traditional and not-so-traditional activities that will appeal to a wide range of children.

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  • PTO Today Article

    6 Ideas for a Healthier School Year

    Ways to encourage some healthier habits.

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  • Health and Fitness

    4 PTO Events That Promote Health and Fitness

    These fun family programs encourage healthy choices.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Preventing Cold and Flu: What PTOs Can Do

    Help your school community prepare for cold and flu season with these practical tips.

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  • Fun Runs

    Help for Your Fun Run

    Tips for organizing a successful (and fun!) event.

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  • PTO Today Article

    School Snack Rules: How Are PTOs Coping?

    No doubt, new food rules have changed the way kids snack at school. Here's a look at how it's affected some parent groups.

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  • Involvement

    Free Programs for Your School

    Check out our School Family Nights kits, sampling programs, and other free resources—they're designed to help your group grow involvement and make a difference.

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  • Free Downloadables

    Fun Run and -Athon Printables

    Free flyers, racing bibs, and other tools for your walkathon, jogathon, or otherwise named -athon fundraiser.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Milk Run Delivers Fun

    One school's annual event brings families and its community together to learn about healthy living.

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  • PTO Today Article

    How PTOs Can Get Students Moving

    Children who exercise enough are more likely to succeed in school, and more school parent groups are helping get them up and off the couch.

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  • HEALTH

    How Will Changing School Food Rules Affect PTOs?

    Find out how the changes to snack rules impact school and PTO events and fundraisers.

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  • Events

    How To Plan a School Field Day

    Tips for organizing and running a day of outdoor play, with involvement from parents and teachers.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Encourage Healthy Habits at School

    Schools can be breeding grounds for the germs that cause colds, the flu, and other illnesses. Here’s how PTOs can help fight germs to keep kids in class.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Family Fitness Night Tips and Ideas

    A family gym night is an inexpensive way for school PTOs and PTAs to get kids moving and put a positive emphasis on physical activity.

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  • Fitness & Health

    Healthy Snack Ideas for PTO Events

    Not sure what to offer as health-minded refreshments at your next parent group activity? Give some of these nutritious (and delicious) foods a try.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Stepping Up to Family Fitness Challenge

    A PTA encourages its school families to walk a combined 1 million steps to better health.

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  • PTO Today Article

    13 Ideas To Get Kids Active

    It’s not exercise when it’s fun. These ideas add a little fitness to your events or serve as great activities on their own.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Have a Healthier Bake Sale

    Giving your bake sale a healthy edge doesn’t have to mean less fun, fewer customers, or lower profits.

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