Thursday, September 13, 2012

Virtual Back to School Night

Join National PTA and the

Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project for Virtual Back to School Night: The School Day Just Got Healthier!

Join National PTA President Betsy Landers, White House Chef Sam Kass, Kids' Safe and Healthful Food Project, and USDA for a live discussion about the exciting new meals coming to school cafeterias near you!

School lunches will have a whole new look this year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) updated nutrition standards for school meals. As parents, it can be difficult to navigate what these changes mean and how you can support your kids and your school in making healthy choices.

Submit your questions now on our question submission page or tweet them live by using the #SchoolFoodsRule. Follow PTA and Pew on twitter at @NationalPTA and @JDonzeBlack_Pew.
Event  Details
7:00 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tune in LIVE at

Who’s Invited?
 This conversation will be specifically targeted toward parents, but anyone interested in learning more about the new and improved school meals is welcome to tune in.

  • Sam Kass, White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
  • Betsy Landers, National PTA President
  • Jessica Donze Black, Director, Kid's Safe and Healthful Foods Project
  • Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Family Fitness Kickoff Event

September 18th from 6-8pm

Come join us for our first ever Family Fitness Kickoff Event in conjunction with Fuel Up to Play 60 on September 18th from 6-8pm. We are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Artose Pinner, former NFL player from the Detroit Lions. Our school was chosen as one of the few schools in the US to host an NFL player. Artose will be speaking to us on his involvement with Fuel Up to Play 60 as well as the importance of making healthy choices and the importance of physical fitness. We will also have various fitness and nutrition stations, smoothie samples from the National Dairy Council, Mountain States Health Alliance's mega hearts, and much, much more. Make plans to join us for this fantastic family-friendly event.