Upcoming Parents for Healthy Kids Workshops

January 30, 2020, 9:30-2:30 | mindSpark Learning, Lakewood, CO

¡Tome Acción para Niños Sanos y Felices! Take Action for Healthy, Happy Kids!
Presented in Spanish with interpretation into English. Children today face many challenges to their physical and emotional well-being. Find out how you can take action at school, at home, and in your community to create healthier, happier futures for all our children. Hosted by Action for Healthy Kids. Open to all interested parents, family members and caregivers. Lunch is provided. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/AFHK-Taller-JAN30

April 7, 2020 | Lowry Conference Center, Denver, CO
Social-emotional and youth mental health workshop hosted by Colorado PTA and Action for Healthy Kids. Presented by Wellness Training Specialists in English with interpretation into Spanish provided. Registration and workshop details coming in early February at ActionforHealthyKids.org/Colorado and copta.org.

Health, Wellness & Safety Resource Materials

Download a variety of Health, Wellness & Safety resources, and materials here!
E-Cigarettes and VapingShare Healthy Foods FlyerSmart Snacks Article
Smart Snacks Guidelines
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.

Smart Snacks!
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.

National PTA—in collaboration with LifeLock—has announced The Smart Talk, a new interactive online tool that lets parent-child duos set ground rules together about smart digital habits. With The Smart Talk, you can create a customized, personalized technology agreement with the kid(s) in your life. It all starts with creating your ground rules. Give it a try and then help us promote it by sharing #thesmarttalk on social media and within your PTA networks.

Colorado PTA Press Releases!


Contact the Health, Wellness & Safety Committee

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Spotlight a Local PTA!

Did your PTA host an awesome healthy lifestyles event? Family reading night?
Or any other engaging activities for students and their families? We want to feature you!
Email office@copta.org and share your story!

Connect for Respect—Bullying
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.

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.

Spread the Word about Smart Talk!
Are you a local PTA leader? Spread the word at a PTA meeting or as a topic of discussion for your back-to-school meeting agenda. Consider using our sample digital graphics and social media messaging to post on your local PTA’s social media, and download the printable flier and The Smart Talk Quick Guide to encourage your units about getting parents and kids involved.

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