Family and Homes – SNAP-Ed

Funding provided through SNAP-Ed allows HealthMPowers to team up with YOU, YOUR STUDENT and THEIR SCHOOL.   HealthMPowers works to engage more families through relevant presentations, text messages and peer coaching that supports the key messages found in your child’s Student Day Planner.

Family Engagement Presentations

HealthMPowers provides each elementary school a series of PowerPoints that schools can be used at various events demonstrating the importance of nutrition, physical fitness and physical activity in a student’s life.  Along with the presentation, various resources are provided to families each month.

Bi-weekly Text Messages

Are you interested in receiving free, quick ideas for keeping your family healthy?  HealthMPowers offers a voluntary texting program where you will receive helpful tips and learn some healthy eating and physical activity facts that your child is learning.  Two texts will be sent to your phone each week.  One provides a link to a fun Healthy Hangout video that your child may see in class.  The second text will arrive later in the week with a fun fact you can use with your family to encourage healthy habits. 

Family to Family Peer Ambassadors

We can learn so much from each other… especially from those who are dealing with similar challenges of raising a healthy and successful child.    You are your child’s primary teacher, so why not hear about some fun activities that reinforce what you child is learning in school regarding healthy eating and physical activity.

Student Day Planner/Agendas

HealthMPowers provides a day planner to all children is.  There is a K-2 version, Get Ready! Get Set! Go! which is new this year and a grade 3-5 version, Choosing Healthy Habits.  In addition to the space for students to write down assignments, both versions provide information on healthy eating and the importance of being active for 60 minutes each day. Both levels also have health tips; fun and easy Family Challenges; Family Times newsletters, and space for parents and teachers to communicate with each other.  The school encourages your child to read and discuss the health tips of the week with you. 



Additional Links

Using Your Child’s Day Planner to Build a Healthier Family

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.