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Date: November 27th, 2012
Guest: Michelle Smith
Topic: How to get parents involved in your school
Duration: 40 minutes

Join us and find ways to get parents more involved in your CATCH middle school activities. Based on a three-year grant project funded by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Action for Healthy Kids has developed resources and ideas for getting middle school parents more engaged. From working on policy at the Campus Advisory Council (CAC) to helping with Family Fun nights, parents can play a key role in school and at home.

About our Guest:

Michelle Smith is a marketing and research consultant who became active in social marketing for school health when she became a parent, almost 17 years ago. She was recently named State Coordinator for Texas Action for Healthy Kids and is Co-Director for the Southern Obesity Summit. Michelle just finished a 3-year project for Action for Healthy Kids with a goal of engaging middle school parents in wellness activities in schools. She is an active advocate for school health issues on a state as well as a local basis, serving as chair for the Partnership for a Healthy Texas for the two legislative sessions and she also serves as Co-Chair for her local school health advisory council.