Contact the Health, Wellness & Safety Committee
On July 1, 2014, federal guidelines regarding nutrition standards for all foods sold in school, enacted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, went into effect. All schools enrolled in the National School Lunch Program must comply with the nutrition guidelines which includes the guidelines for competitive foods. Colorado PTA will be providing more details and information regarding these standards, so stay tuned!
Growing up in the digital age provides unlimited opportunities for students to connect, learn, and share information unlike any generation before. While this has many benefits, families can feel overwhelmed as they navigate the new challenges associated with raising technologically savvy kids.
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Colorado Safe Routes to School - Walk to School Day
October is Pedestrian Month in Colorado! CDOT encourages elementary and middle schools across Colorado to participate in this event each year, encouraging children, parents, teachers, and community leaders to walk or bike to school together to promote being active and making streets more friendly for walking and bicycling.
The Smart Talk
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- Bullying & LGBT Youth
- Child Abduction
- Child Sexual Abuse Warning Signs
- Childhood Obesity
- Childhood Obesity & Undernourishment
- Dangers of Walking Distracted
- Disaster Preparedness
- Driving Distracted With Children
- Facts About Concussions
- Gun Safety in the Home
- Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy
- Health & Wellness
- Health of Colorado Homeless Children
- How to Create a Healthy School Food and Physical Activity Culture
- Human Papilloma Virus Awareness
- Human Trafficking of Children in the United States
- Immunizations Awareness
- Immunization Information for Colorado Parents
- Immunizations – Measles
- Implementing Smart Snacks in Your School
- Internet Safety
- Keeping Kids Safe When Guns Are in the Home
- Knowing the Facts About Smart Snacks in Schools
- Marijuana: Effects on Adolescents (Brain Development)
- Marijuana: Keeping Kids Safe From Edible Products
- Marijuana: Talk to Kids and Teens About
- Marijuana- edible: Vape Pen Danger to Pets
- Online Sexual Exploitation
- Reunification of Parents & Students During an Emergency
- Safe 2 Tell
- Substance Abuse
- Sun Exposure: How to Prevent Damaging Effects
- Synthetic & Designer Drugs
- Technology Addiction
- Teen Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
- Teenagers Distracted Behind the Wheel
- Traffic Safety School Arrival & Dismissal
- Unattended Children in Hot Cars
- What is Child Sexual Abuse
- What is Sexting
- Youth Mental Health
DOWNLOAD A VARIETY OF HEALTH, WELLNESS & SAFETY RESOURCES AND MATERIALS HERE!
Suicide Prevention Parent Information Sheets
- SUICIDE & MENTAL HEALTH
- SUICIDE & THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY
- SUICIDE DATA
- SUICIDE LGBT YOUTH
- SUICIDE PREVENTION
- SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS
- AFTER A SUICIDE ATTEMPT – HOW YOU CAN HELP
- HELPING CHILDREN DEAL WITH DEATH
- KNOWING THE FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE
- MURDER SUICIDE & SUICIDE BY COP
- SUICIDE – TAKE ACTION
- SUICIDE AND THE MILITARY
- DEPRESSION AND EXERCISE
Scientific literature review of marijuana-related health effects
This information is presented by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Per C.R.S. 25-1.5-110, the Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee was appointed to review the science of marijuana-related health effects. The committee is responsible for reviewing the current scientific literature, summarizing the evidence, and translating the evidence into public health statements and recommendations that everybody can understand.
The committee developed a systematic, unbiased criteria for selecting and evaluating studies to determine the weight of scientific evidence for marijuana health effects.
To see the full review of the scientific literature please visit the website here.
Connect for Respect
Connect for Respect (C4R) is National PTA’s initiative to help students, parents and educators to create school climates full of safe and supportive peer relationships.
Ask Congress to Keep Medicaid Strong for Kids!
American Psychological Association
Teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8.