Schools Earn B and C Grades in Physical Education

Schools Earn B and C Grades in Physical Education

PTO and PTA Leaders Grade Schools


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Greenwich, CT–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 20, 2006–When asked to grade their schools physical education program and efforts to keep kids healthy and active, 72 percent of school PTO and PTA leaders graded their school with a “B” or “C.” With the growing obesity epidemic and many schools eliminating or reducing physical education and recess due to budget cuts, more than 50 percent of respondents indicate sporting equipment, playgrounds and field trips are most needed in their schools, according to the recent online survey distributed by PTO Today in conjunction with Nestlé Waters North America.

This fall, school administrators and families will be able to participate in the new Nestlé Pure Life Go Play! program to secure school sports equipment and transportation Waters North America for its Nestlé Pure Life purified bottled water. Go Play! helps accredited schools with any grades from K-8 in the United States– just for drinking Nestlé Pure Life bottled water.

“With school budgets under ever-increasing strains, vital school programs including recess and physical education programs are often being reduced or even eliminated. Parent groups are on the leading edge of ensuring these essential resources remain a key part of our schools. We salute Go Play! and Nestlé Pure Life for joining parent groups in these efforts. Raising healthy, active kids is a cause we can all get behind,” says Tim Sullivan, President, PTO Today.

Additional Survey Findings Include:

— 98 percent of PTO/PTA leaders think physical activity at school is an important part of their child’s education

— 60 percent of PTO/PTA leaders believe schools should also eliminate unhealthy food and beverage options and 55 percent think schools need to upgrade play equipemtn to help kids become more active

About PTO Today

PTO Today, Inc. is the only company dedicated exclusively to serving the entire school parent group (PTO/PTA) market with a full suite of products and services, all geared toward helping leaders serve their schools more effectively and run their groups more efficiently.

About Go Play!

Nestlé(R) Pure Life(R) purified bottled water now offers a label redemption rewards solution called Go Play! to help parents and teachers earn sports gear or transportation costs toward healthy activities, just by drinking water. Accredited schools with any grades from K-8 in the United States are eligible to participate in the Go Play! program. Between September 1 and December 31, 2006, schools can register for the Nestlé Pure Life Go Play! rewards program by registering their school earn Go Play! points on goplaylabels.com.

An information packet and collection box(es) will then be shipped to the school. Members of the community then remove labels from empty bottles of any Nestlé Pure Life bottled water and drop the labels in the official collection box at their registered school. As an extra bonus, all schools that register for Go Play! by December 31 will be entered in a sweepstakes to win a playground valued up to $75,000.

Each label is worth two Go Play! points ($.02) and each school has the opportunity to earn up to 1 million Go Play! points– valued at $10,000 in rewards for sporting goods equipment or transportation costs assistance toward hands-on educational field trips. Go Play! points can be used toward indoor and outdoor sports gear from America’s Athletic Source, LLC, and transportation costs for educational field trip experiences from Field Trip Factory.

About Nestlé Pure Life

Nestlé Pure Life is a purified drinking water enhanced with minerals for taste. The high quality of Nestlé Pure Life water is reached by the usage of a special production process, which includes strict sanitary requirements and continual quality control. Nestlé Pure Life offers an ideal balance between a healthy supply of minerals and a pleasant, refreshing taste, making it suitable for the whole family. Nestlé Pure Life is a brand of Nestle Waters North America, the leading bottled water company in North America.

Methodology

The PTO Today Go Play! Survey was commissioned by PTO Today and Nestle Waters North America and is an online non-scientific study conducted August 11-31, 2006, among 599 PTO and PTA leaders nationwide. Voluntary responses came from males and females.

Schools Earn B and C Grades in Physical Education