National PTA has partnered with Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Kaiser Permanente with a new physical activity fundraising program that encourages families to walk more to and from school and in daily life while keeping track of their steps, and raising money for their PTA or school. This program is called Fire Up Your Feet and it basically provides a fun new opportunity for families to become more active while spending quality time together AND helping out their PTAs/PTSAs and schools!
Can you believe one of the easiest and most inexpensive preventative medicine strategies is literally available at your fingertips and costs less than one penny? It is called hand washing.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “hand washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection." Hand transmission is a critical factor in the spread of bacteria and viruses causing disease such as colds, flu, and food-borne illness. See Tips on Hand Washing from the CDC.
Do you know what the changes in nutritional standards mean for your child's lunch at school? Follow the link below for important information on the new changes to school lunches: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/getinvolved/action/new-standards/