Welcome to the Health, Wellness, & Safety Committee
Parents for Healthy Kids Wellness Kit program
Colorado PTA is happy to announce the launch of our Parents for Healthy Kids Wellness Kit Program in partnership with Action for Healthy Kids. Over the next two school years, forty school parent groups will be selected to receive wellness project kits valued at up to $1,000 each to support their efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and increase academic performance. Application deadline for 2016-2017 kits- 2nd Round: March 1st
Contact Erin Kobler, Wellness Project Specialist, with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
The wellness project kits are designed to provide eligible K-12 schools with all the equipment and resources they need to implement a nutrition or physical activity project. Awarded schools will select one of the following kits:
► Host a tasting event for up to 500 students with kitchen equipment and serving supplies provided in the Taste Test & Nutrition Promotion Kit.
► Support a cooking class, club or family event with the cooking tools and accessories provided in the Healthy Cooking Kit.
► Enhance your school’s indoor or outdoor recess options with the play equipment provided on the Active Recess Cart.
► Incorporate the Healthy Games, Celebrations & Rewards Kit into your student celebrations to provide a healthy and fun alternative to traditional classroom parties.
► Bring more movement to the school day with the games and play equipment included in the Classroom Physical Activity Kit.
Contact the Health, Wellness & Safety Committee
Ask Congress to Keep Medicaid Strong for Kids!
Colorado, find your school’s immunization compliance and exemption rates! For more information on school-required immunizations and all Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition’s efforts to ensure all Colorado children are fully immunized, please visit the newly updated website!
We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent injuries from sports and recreation activities, one of the leading causes of child injury, is a step toward this goal.
Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids. But injuries can, and do, occur. One of the leading causes of injuries is concussions. We are providing you with the training video used by coaches across the nation to help prevent serious injuries due to concussions.
Join the Healthy School Movement
Schools across Colorado are forming health and wellness teams and focusing on creating healthy schools. One of the simple ways to begin is to have your PTA Unit designate a Healthy Lifestyles Chair. With a Healthy Lifestyles Chair, your school is better able to connect with other health, wellness, and safety leaders, receive training’s, lead initiatives and access resources and funding opportunities to support health and safety initiatives at your school.
Healthy School Initiatives
Each school has a unique culture and therefore needs a unique design to create a culture of school health, wellness, and safety. Health, wellness, and safety will look different in each school community. Areas of focus for Healthy Lifestyles Chairs may include school gardens, healthy snack programs, a focus on non-food rewards and healthy fundraising events, enhanced school play areas, increased access to opportunities for play, physical education and movement in the classroom, supporting healthy school nutrition programs, and safety education programs, creating a family food bank, staff wellness programs and family wellness education and programs.
Health, Wellness, & Safety Committee Goals
- Effectively advocate for legislative issues related to health, wellness, and safety
- Encourage each PTA to appoint a Healthy Lifestyle Chair within their respective school
- Collaborate and partner with likeminded organizations/agencies within Colorado to further enhance education and awareness of health, wellness, and safety issues
- Develop successful and mutually beneficial collaboration with Colorado PTA members
- To provide local PTA units with resources and information