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Parent/Promotora Engagement

California Project LEAN currently conducts various trainings using the Parent Engagement Toolkit and/or Parent Lesson Plans.  For more information please consult our Training and Technical Assistance Catalog or by calling Katherine Hawksworth, MPH, CHES, Program Manager at (925)708-7027.


Parents in Action: A Guide to Engaging Parents in Local School Wellness Policy
This toolkit provides resources and tools that will help school stakeholders engage parents in Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.  Parents in Action! provides stakeholders with a process for engaging parents in advocating for the improvement of the school environment and increased healthy food and physical activity opportunities through the LSWP.  The toolkit provides strategies for reaching parents, resources for assessing the school environment, fact sheets on relevant school nutrition and physical activity topics, parent education resources, and resources that will assist with the advocacy process.  Also available in Spanish.



Parent Lesson Plans: Advocating for Healthier School Environments
The Parent Lesson Plans are a companion piece to Parents in Action!: A Guide to Engaging Parents in Local School Wellness Policy.  These lesson plans are for use by stakeholders working with parents and should be used in coordination with Parents in Action!  These lesson plans will assist stakeholders to educate parents about local school wellness policy and empower them to become advocates for improved nutrition and physical activity environments in their child's school.  Also available in Spanish.