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PTA has a long history of supporting schools and childhood health programs and continues to do so today by urging all PTA/PTSAs to have an active Health & Wellness Committee.

Carbon Monoxide Poster Contestsilent_killer


 Alert! Middle school students wanted! Create a cool poster. Warn people about dangers of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO). Stop the invisible killer! Save lives! Win prize money!

CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Council) is sponsoring a nationwide carbon monoxide safety poster contest to help warn people about the dangers of CO. Create a poster about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Possible topics include:

    Facts about CO: You cannot see it or smell it. It is an invisible Killer;
    What steps you can take to protect against CO  poisoning;
    How to recognize CO exposure and symptoms;
    How to install and test CO alarms and why they are important.

    Three 6th grade winners: $500 each
    Three 7th grade winners: $500 each
    Three 8th grade winners: $500 each
    One public vote winner: $500
    One grade prize winner: An extra $1,000 (chosen from the finalists)

Posters will be posted on CPSC's website and social media sites! Vote for your favorite!
 Who Can Enter?
The contest is open to U.S. residents in grades six, seven, or eight. Posters must be created by the middle school student, on the student’s own, without help from family, friends or others. Children of CPSC employees are not eligible to enter.
Important: To enter your poster into the contest, we need your parent or guardian to fill out an application form and submit this Contest Submission and Parental Consent Form along with your poster.
Contest details and info.

Poster Contest Flyer

Cooking Together, Cooking Forevercooking together

Many people say that they use prepared foods, because they don't want to come home from work and spend time in the kitchen away from their kids. The exact opposite can be true – bring the kids into the kitchen with you, teach them how to cook (or learn together), and provide them with meals that have less salt, fat, and sugar then any prepared foods you can buy. Plus, you will have a good time doing it.

Cooking Together, Cooking Forever is your solution!

In a relatively short period of time, childhood obesity has emerged as one of the nation’s most significant public health issues, with dire implications for children, families and the communities in which they live. More than 23 million children and adolescents in the United States are currently obese or overweight.· The tripling of childhood obesity rates in the last 30 years means more children are at risk of developing serious, chronic health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and orthopedic conditions. Rising obesity rates will accelerate the increase in health care costs absorbed by families, businesses and government.

3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

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For the Love of Play

Fuel Up to Play 60, Quaker and the NFL are joining forces to launch the "For the Love of Play" campaign to encourage kids and the adults who care about them to get up and active for 60 minutes a day - at school, at home, and everywhere in between - as part of a healthy lifestyle. For the Love of Play empowers everyone from students and teachers to parents and community members to help keep kids moving for a healthier generation.

Spread the word about the importance of physical activity and its impact on student health and wellness.

  • Like, comment and share Fuel Up to Play 60's campaign content.

  • Share your favorite ways to play with a photo, selfie or short video. Make sure to use the hashtag #LoveOfPlay and tag Fuel Up to Play 60. Tag friends, partners and others and ask them to show how they play via the program's social channels as well.

  • Stay tuned for posts, videos, and photos featuring NFL players and students' favorite ways to get active through play in September and October on Fuel Up to Play 60 social channels: = @Fuel Up to Play 60 = @FUTP60

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