Parent Teacher Associations across the country are being awarded live-healthy grants in honor of this yearâ€™s National PTA Healthy Lifestyle Month in November.
The National PTA president, Charles J. â€śChuckâ€ť Saylors, announced, â€śItâ€™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, weâ€™re proud of all the PTAs across the country who are taking the initiative to keep our kids healthy.â€ť
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 overall 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.
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October 21st, 2010