Emerging Leaders Conference Takes a Healthy Twist

In recent years, NCPTA has focused Emerging Leaders Conference topics on healthy learning. Nearly 100 PTA leaders gathered in Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 8 for this year’s event. Guests were treated to a special appearance by Ben Hartsock of the Carolina Panthers. Hartsock even brought some of his family along and participated in a panel discussion with Fuel Up to Play 60, PTSA youth, educators and parents.

“We kept the crowd on the move with Energizer breaks and creative activity ideas for the classroom,” said Debra Horton, executive director of NCPTA. “They were literally dancing in the aisles, and we all had some great laughs.”

It’s National School Breakfast Week
March 3-7, 2014
School Breakfast was a big focus at the conference. Fuel Up to Play 60 and Action for Healthy Kids offer great resources on the importance of fueling up right with breakfast. View the Breakfast is Brain Fuel Toolkit.

Action for Healthy Kids has the following opportunities coming up in April and May 2014:

School Grants for Healthy Kids
Apply before May 2, 2014 for grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to create or enhance universal and alternative breakfast programs or physical activity programs.

School Breakfast: Meeting New Meal Requirements Using Alternative Breakfast Models
Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. ET
Register now.

Send us a note and tell us what your PTA is doing to encourage a healthy breakfast for all children.