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 Health, Wellness, and Safety Liaison 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
  • Provide local PTA units with resources and information

Apply for Your Wellness Project Kit Today

Colorado PTA and Action for Healthy Kids are accepting applications for our Wellness Kit Program for 2019-2020. Ten 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, engage parents and families, and increase academic performance. Program coaching and resources are also available in Spanish. PTA/PTSAs have priority. Available kits:

  • Taste Test & Nutrition Promotion Kit
  • Healthy Cooking Kit
  • Active Recess Cart
  • Healthy Games, Celebrations & Rewards Kit
  • Classroom Physical Activity Kit

Applications must be submitted by April 5, 2019. PTAs are encouraged to reach out to Denise Marques, Program Coordinator, for information and application support. Learn more about the program, school eligibility, and how to apply.

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 Health, Wellness, and Safety Liaison. By designating this position, your school is better able to connect with other leaders, receive trainings, lead initiatives and access resources and funding opportunities to support initiatives at your school. Each school has a unique culture and may have different areas of focus depending on their community’s needs. Examples of focus areas may include:

  • School gardens
  • Healthy snack programs
  • Focus on non-school rewards
  • Healthy fundraisers
  • Enhanced school play areas
  • Increased access to opportunities for play, physical education and movement in the classroom
  • Supporting healthy school nutrition programs
  • Supporting safety education programs
  • Creating a family food bank

Contact the Health, Wellness and Safety Committee

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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...
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