Parent Teacher Associations across the country are being awarded live-healthy grants in honor of this year’s National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyle Month in November.
National PTA President, Charles J. “Chuck” Saylors announced, “It’s no secret that we have a childhood obesity epidemic in this country. Statistics show that over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled and nearly one in three American children is overweight or obese. So, we’re proud of all the PTAs across the country who are taking the initiative to keep our kids healthy.”
We are too, Chuck. It’s time for everyone to stop complaining and talk about possible solutions. It’s time to take charge and fix this problem. We have to remember that obesity is nearly 100 percent preventable.
The purpose of this grant is to promote healthy lifestyles through good nutrition and physical activities. Research has shown that the health of our children significantly effects their over-all happiness and success in life. The PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grant Program is working to increase the awareness of that. They are engaging families and students across the country to provide healthier meal options and active lifestyle opportunities.
Parent Teacher Associations throughout the nation were given the opportunity to submit grant proposals. Their mission was to dictate a plan that would motivate families toward a healthy and active lifestyle. Nutrition classes and community gardens were among the many activities being coordinated.
After reviewing the grant proposals, The National PTA has announced that the following PTAs will receive up to $1,000 in grants:
The National PTA is a group of parents, teachers, students, families and community leaders. Membership is open to anyone who wants to dedicate their time and resources to the success of our children.