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PTAs and School Nurses Transformative Partnerships for Improving Student Wellness . Byron V. Garrett Chief Executive Officer National PTA. School Nurses Powerful partners in helping students get ready to learn.

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PTAs and School Nurses

Transformative Partnerships for Improving Student Wellness

Byron V. Garrett

Chief Executive Officer

National PTA

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School Nurses

Powerful partners in helping students get ready to learn

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Being a man or woman is a matter of birth; being a man or woman who makes a difference, is a matter of choice!

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The Power of PTA

Advancing health, nutrition and wellness for all children

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“Never doubt that a group of committed citizens can change the world, indeed it\'s the only thing that ever has!”

Margaret Mead

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284

Percentage increase in kids aged

6-to-11 considered obese

400

Percentage increase in students under 18 with hypertension

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60

Percentage of students at an Austin, Texas middle school failing a cardiovascular fitness exam

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National PTA Advocacy

S. 3307 and H.R. 5504 will help improve child nutrition, alleviate hunger and obesity.

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Transformative Partnership Opportunities

Let’sFight Flu Together

Flu vaccination clinics at more than 944 schools in two years

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Transformative Partnership Opportunities

20,000+

Students served by PTA Healthy Lifestyles grants last year

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PTAs and School Nurses: Improving Child Health

Frederick Douglas Elementary PTSA

Atlanta, Georgia

Worked with school nurse on PTA Healthy Lifestyles activities that reached more than 300 students, parents and community members.

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PTAs and School Nurses: Improving Child Health

Georgia PTA

Fighting child obesity by promoting healthier foods for fundraisers and tapping parents for ideas to combat child obesity.

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PTAs and School Nurses: Improving Child Health

Virginia PTA

Gives six Family Fitness grants to local PTA units to spur healthier lifestyles.

Annually recognizes the powerful work of outstanding school nurses.

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No child should be condemned from the cradle to a life of sickness and poverty because we have forgotten what really matters.

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