Marilyn Brison, RN
Healthy Bodies Make Healthy Minds
The Allenstown School District Wellness Policy stresses that classroom snacks feature healthy choice. There are still students that bring in bags of chips and baked goods on a daily basis for snacktime. Those types of foods can contribute to health problems for children such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cavities. They provide unneeded calories that displace healthier food choices.
Actions for Healthy Kids
Healthy Websites and Resources
FuelUPto Play60.com is a website that students can go to to learn to be healthy and earn points for their school. There are challenges for you to record healthy eating and physical activities. Students need some form of physical activity totaling 60 minutes a day. There are interactive games for healthy eating. Visit the site and have fun while getting healthy!!!!!!!!
www.SuperTracker.usda.gov Check out Super Tracker as it’s a Free, interactive diet and activity tracking tool from the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion of good health.
New Immunizations Reminder
A reminder to parents that when your child receives new immunizations or a physical please forward a copy to the school nurse so that medical records at school remain updated.
The CDC is recommending that children ages 6 months to 18 years of age receive a flu vaccine. Did you know that droplets from a sneeze or a cough can travel 3 feet or more. You can spread the flu virus a day before you feel sick. Contact your doctor for the flu vaccine or find a Flu Clinic at the website: www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dhhs/cdc/flu.htm To prevent the spread of flu always wash your hands. People should cough or sneeze into their elbow. Stay home with a fever,chills, and body aches. Students need to stay home 24 hours fever free without the usage of tylenol or other fever reducing medicine before returning to school. Above all the number one thing is to WASH YOUR HANDS with soap and water for prevention of the spread of germs.
When calling in your child absent please include whether they have a fever of 100F or more for tracking purposes of the influenza outbreaks. Daily reports are made to the State of NH Dept. of Health.
Screenings are performed by the nurse on an annual basis. If any abnormalities are found you will be notified for follow up with your physician.
Tick Information/ Lyme Disease
Students will receive a work booklet in health class from “Tick Free NH”. They will learn the different types of Ticks and how to prevent from getting bitten as well as the proper removal of Ticks. Tick Spoons will be distributed for students to take home. Check out the display of posters in the hallway next to the nurses office!