The Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee goals are to:
  • 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

Health, Wellness, and Safety Liaison

Have you recently signed up to serve as Health, Wellness, and Safety Liaison for your unit? Are you thinking about signing up, but want to know what it’s all about first? Whether you plan to serve as the point person for resources or you’re hoping to dive in deeper and lead projects to make your school healthier, this recorded online training is for you. Learn what this position is all about and how to adapt it to fit the time you have and the interests of your parent group. Learn about the health, wellness, and safety resources available to you from Colorado PTA and Action for Healthy Kids and how to find resources in your own district. Recorded live by Colorado PTA and Colorado AFHK on February 6, 2018. View recorded webinar.

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.

Contact the Health, Wellness & Safety Committee

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Colorado PTA & National PTA Partner with organizations to make healthy living easier in your community! Click on an image here to learn more!

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Read through our Health, Wellness & Safety Blog or Check out the Newsroom to stay informed, engaged and educated about PTA Healthy Lifestyles!

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Parents for Healthy Kids Workshop – Creating Healthy Schools in District 51: What Parents Need to Know

Bookcliff Middle School, 540 29 ¼ Road, Grand Junction, CO. Join Colorado PTA, Mesa County Valley School District 51, and Action for Healthy Kids to learn how parents and families can work together with school leaders, district staff and community partners to create a healthy school food and physical activity culture. Learn how District 51 is bringing fresher, less processed meals to students and hear how the district is integrating physical and health education. Enjoy a complimentary D51 salad bar and scratch-prepared lunch. For parents, caregivers and community members in District 51. Interpretation into Spanish available upon request. See details and...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. | Parents for Healthy Kids Workshop – Good Eats: Healthy School Meals.

Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO. Join Colorado PTA, Action for Healthy Kids, and LiveWell Colorado to learn how school meal programs work and how parents can provide support and meaningful collaboration to create healthier school meals that kids want to eat. Participate in a taste test and equipment demo from LiveWell’s School Food Initiative and enjoy a complimentary lunch while you network with members of Colorado AFHK’s Parent Advisory Board and other healthy school food champions. For all interested parents and caregivers. Interpretation into Spanish available upon request. See details and...
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