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Creative and easy ideas for healthier schools and communities

Posted July 21st, 2010

What a great group of parent leaders at the Kentucky PTA Leadership Convention.  Here I am with Leigh McGuire (left) and Cyndi Gatman (right) from Kelly Elementary and Past Kentucky PTA State President Janice Jackson (center).  Our workshop about the importance of parents when it comes to school health opened the door to many creative and easy to implement ideas like healthier food at classroom parties and PTA meetings, getting kids more physical activity like doing recess before lunch, developing safe walking routes to school and Family Fun Days to raise money as opposed to selling candy. I know many of these will be implemented in the coming school year.

Leigh and Cyndi are anxious to go back to Kelly Elementary with their action plan to make their school and community a healthier place for kids.

Lucky for me, I get to return to Somerset, Kentucky to talk more about school health on November 6th.

Share ideas and learn more on our Facebook page! Look forward to talking to you there. Barb

Leigh McGuire, Cyndi Gatman, Kelly Elementary Janice Jackson