HealthSmart recognizes that parents and family are essential in the health education of children and adolescents, and opportunities for families to be involved are woven throughout the program.
Each grade level includes take-home family sheets throughout the lessons that encourage family talks about key health topics. Other take-home activities such as surveys or requests for advice give parents and other family members ways to actively participate in their children’s and teens’ health instruction. At the Middle and High School levels, the program includes family letters that can be sent home at the start of each content area unit, to inform parents and guardians about the topics to be addressed.
See a list of the family activities in the different grade levels.