CLINTON -- The Clinton Elementary PTA was selected by the National PTA to receive a Healthy Lifestyles Grant to promote good nutrition and physical activity.
Clinton Elementary PTA will receive $1,000 to launch the "Be Smart, Eat Smart" campaign, which dedicates one week a month to educating students about healthy choices and good habits. Teachers will implement healthy eating tips into their lesson plans during each designated week and students will be given a lunchtime punch card that reminds them to consume a fruit or vegetable as part of their lunch.
Students with four or more punches on their card are eligible to win a prize. The classroom that has the largest number of student participants wins a healthy classroom party.
Clinton Elementary PTA is one of only 10 PTAs across the country that is being awarded this grant by National PTA.