It is important for children to come to school emotionally and physically healthy. Studies have shown that children’s physical well-being has a significant effect on their learning and long-term success. When children are well-rested, well-nourished, and physically fit they are more ready to learn.Every parent wants his or her child to be happy and healthy. Parents share the responsibility of ensuring their child’s well-being with teachers, the community, its members, and all its services. Learning the facts about various health concerns is key to this common effort.National PTA is committed to building healthy families and healthy communities, and believes we all have an important role to play in making sure parents, schools, and communities have the support and resources they need.