Materials for Parents and Kids

Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day — and the Move Your Way® campaign has lots of tips to help families move together.

Use these materials to help parents and kids understand the amount and types of physical activity kids need to be healthy.

Fact Sheets and Posters

You can display and distribute Move Your Way fact sheets and posters in health care settings, recreation facilities, schools, workplaces, community centers, and more.

The Fact Sheet for Parents helps parents understand what kinds of activity kids and teens need to stay healthy and offers tips for helping kids get active.

The Fact Sheet for Kids helps kids understand how to get enough physical activity — with tips and information designed just for them.

Our “Keep Up with My Kid” Poster for Parents shows a family getting active together and encourages parents to get the recommended amount of activity.

Our “60 Minutes” Poster for Kids shows kids fun ways they can get the recommended amount of activity every day.

Interactive Tool

Share our interactive tool to help parents encourage their kids to be more active.

The Move Your Way Parent Interactive Graphic helps parents identify time in their family’s daily routine for kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of activity. See the Parent Interactive Graphic.

The Move Your Way Parent Interactive Graphic web badge links parents to our interactive tool to see how their kids can get 60 minutes of activity a day. Add the web badge to your website to guide your audiences to the tool.

Videos

Share our videos with tips to help families get active together. You can also embed our videos directly on your website or blog. Just copy and paste the code.

Tips for Getting Active as a Family shows parents how to turn family time into physical activity time.

Watch the audio description version of Tips for Getting Active as a Family on YouTube.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zNs8srnJ95U?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe><p>Watch the <a href="https://youtu.be/w-S7votwVgo?rel=0">audio description version of Tips for Getting Active as a Family</a> on YouTube.</p>

Use this code for Spanish-language websites:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/f1URd6dWCaA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe><p>Mira la <a href="https://youtu.be/zPgt5M2y4c8">versi&oacute;n del video "Consejos para aumentar la actividad f&iacute;sica en familia" con audiodescripci&oacute;n</a> en YouTube.</p>

Tips for Getting Active Indoors shows parents how to help kids get active when they’re stuck in the house.

Watch the audio description version of Tips for Getting Active Indoors on YouTube.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/99Grz6zrziI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe><p>Watch the <a href="https://youtu.be/-VvdEkQbiIQ?rel=0">audio description version of Tips for Getting Active Indoors</a> on YouTube.</p>

Use this code for Spanish-language websites:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LHuzyw9G7FU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe><p>Mira la <a href="https://youtu.be/GpVcjVh6DZA">versi&oacute;n del video "Consejos para aumentar la actividad f&iacute;sica dentro del hogar" con audiodescripci&oacute;n</a> en YouTube.</p>

Sample Social Media Messages, Graphics, and GIFs

Use these sample messages, graphics, and GIFs to reach parents in your community. You can adapt these messages to align with different events, priorities, and National Health Observances — like National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September.

Twitter Content

Move Your Way Twitter and Facebook content for parents: How much physical activity do kids and teens need?
Parents: Did you know? Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Learn more about physical activity with @HealthGov’s #MoveYourWay resources based on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: https://bit.ly/2qzZlJq #PAGuidelines
Move Your Way Facebook and Twitter content for parents
#Parents: When the whole family gets moving together, everyone gets the health benefits. Find physical activity resources for adults and kids from @HealthGov: https://bit.ly/2qzZlJq #MoveYourWay
Move Your Way Facebook and Twitter activity planner
#Parents: Find ways to help your kids get more active. Use @HealthGov’s tool to see how kids can fit more activity into busy days: https://bit.ly/2PfxVas #MoveYourWay
Physical activity provides kids with many benefits. A MYW character stands proud and smiling, with the following thought bubbles: Such energy! So self-confident! Amazing grades! Very relaxed!
#Parents: Did you know @HealthGov has #PhysicalActivity resources just for kids? Hang the kid-friendly #MoveYourWay fact sheet on the fridge to help motivate them to get more active: https://bit.ly/2IEHVqa
A MYW character asks: How much activity do I need? Kids and teens ages 6 to 17 need at least 60 minutes of activity each and every day.
Parents: Do your kids get enough #PhysicalActivity? Check out @HealthGov’s interactive #MoveYourWay tool for tips to help your kids get moving: https://bit.ly/30Ag8w9

Video links create a preview image on Twitter — no graphic needed!

#Parents: Did you know that active chores count as physical activity? Watch @HealthGov’s video to see how your family can get active and get things done: https://bit.ly/2JMnODU #MoveYourWay
Kids watching too much TV? #ProTip: Get active during commercial breaks! Watch @HealthGov’s video: https://bit.ly/2F9MUOH #MoveYourWay
Kids stuck in the house? #ProTip: Have a dance party! Watch @HealthGov’s video for more tips to get your kids moving: https://bit.ly/2F5MgkX #MoveYourWay

Facebook Content

Move Your Way Facebook and Twitter activity planner
Parents: Want your kids to be more active instead of being glued to their screens? Compromise! Look into active video games, like dancing or boxing games. And if you play along with them, you get the health benefits of physical activity, too. Check out the Move Your Way interactive infographic for parents and learn how your kids can get the recommended 60 minutes of activity a day: https://bit.ly/2qy6I3W
Parents: Want to help your kids get more physical activity? Try taking a walk together before or after dinner. Use the Move Your Way interactive infographic to find other ways to fit a little more activity into your family’s busy day: https://bit.ly/2qy6I3W
Physical activity provides kids with many benefits. A MYW character stands proud and smiling, with the following thought bubbles: Such energy! So self-confident! Amazing grades! Very relaxed!
Being active can help kids do better in school! Use the Move Your Way interactive tool to find ways to fit more physical activity into their day: https://bit.ly/30Ag8w9
A MYW character asks: How much activity do I need? Kids and teens ages 6 to 17 need at least 60 minutes of activity each and every day.
Parents: Show your kids the Move Your Way fact sheet! It has tips and information just for kids, to help them find physical activities they really enjoy. Check it out: https://bit.ly/2IEHVqa

Video links create a preview image on Facebook — no graphic needed!

Parents: Are your kids getting enough physical activity? They need at least 60 minutes every day. Watch @Health.gov’s Move Your Way video for tips to help your kids get moving: https://bit.ly/2PHYzs6
Want to help your kids get more active? Tip: Race ‘em to the car or bus stop! Every little bit of activity counts, and it all adds up. Watch @Health.gov’s video and share with the other parents in your life: https://bit.ly/2JLdCeV
Rainy day? Kids stuck inside? Sounds like the perfect time for a family dance party! Watch @Health.gov’s Move Your Way video for more tips to help kids get active indoors: https://bit.ly/2OshIJO

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