Health and Wellness
The goal of the Health and Wellness board aligns with the National PTA. Maintaining student’s health requires a variety of strategies, including:
- A nutritious diet
- Plenty of physical activity
- Strong mental health and emotional support
- Strategies to combat threats such as hunger, substance abuse and chronic conditions
Healthy students are absent less often, experience fewer behavior problems and have an easier time learning while at school.
The three large programs that this committee oversees are:
Clean Air Campaign
Children are great motivators. They’re positioned to effect real change; they only need the right tools to get started. Through our Clean Air Campaign Schools programs, The Clean Air Campaign works with Georgia schools, preK-12, to engage the next generation in our vision today. These programs encourage entire school communities to get involved in reducing air pollution and traffic congestion in school zones statewide. And they inspire students to take the lead in improving air quality in their own communities.
Learn more here: http://www.cleanaircampaign.org/Your-Schools
Kohl’s Healthy Halls School Wellness Program
The Kohl’s Healthy Halls School Wellness Program, presented by Strong4Life and Kohl’s Cares, teaches nutrition and physical activity in elementary schools by focusing on the Strong4Life Healthy Habits:
- Make half your plate veggies and fruits
- Be active
- Limit screen time
- Drink more water and limit sugary drinks
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Van Visit
Throughout the world, many children do not have access to basic dental care and lack the education needed to achieve a healthy smile. Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® reaches children around the world with free dental screenings and oral health education. Colgate’s commitment to building a lifetime of healthy habits provides children with burgeoning self-esteem and a foundation for success – that’s the Power of a Bright Smile.