Research shows healthy habits learned in childhood support proper growth and development of children’s bodies and brains and promote better health outcomes in adulthood.

Because good mental and physical health are linked to learning ability and because good health is a critical predictor of future productivity, it is essential that Texas schools provide students with access to learning environments that support healthy lifestyles.

· Fact: Properly nourished children perform better in school-both academically and behaviorally.

· Fact: Physical activity strengthens children’s bodies, minds, and self-esteem.

· Fact: A good night’s sleep is essential for optimum growth, development and performance.

· Fact: Healthy habits are best formed during childhood.

Mooneyham PTA is committed to building healthy families and healthy communities, and believes we all have an important role to play in making sure parents, schools, and communities have the support and resources they need.

The Healthy Lifestyles Chair goals are to: 1) promote healthy habits related to fitness, nutrition, mental/emotional wellness and safety in the home, at school and in community; 2) emphasize the connection between healthy lifestyles, behavior and learning.

Please check back frequently for upcoming Healthy Lifestyle Events!