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Empowering your Child to be Healthy and Safe at School. Beth Phillips, RN, MSN/MPH School Nurse Presented September 4, 2008. Objectives. Discuss the Role of the School Nurse Outline the Health Education Sessions taught in Pre-school Encourage establishing Healthy Habits as a Family

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empowering your child to be healthy and safe at school

Empowering your Child to be Healthy and Safe at School

Beth Phillips, RN, MSN/MPH

School Nurse

Presented September 4, 2008

objectives
Objectives
  • Discuss the Role of the School Nurse
  • Outline the Health Education Sessions taught in Pre-school
  • Encourage establishing Healthy Habits as a Family
  • Review Parking Lot Safety
  • Review Playground Safety
  • Discuss Nutrition & Food Safety at School
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Goal
  • Keep the Key School Community Safe & Healthy
    • Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Parents
multi tasking
Multi-tasking

First aid

Health Education

Record

keeping

Maintain

supplies

Check

equipment

Develop

Care Plans

Update policies

Communicate

contact information
Contact Information

Phone: 410-263-9231 (x.1204)

E-mail: [email protected]

health education in pre school
Health Education in Pre-School
  • Infection Control
  • Mission Nutrition
  • Understanding Disabilities
  • Safe Outdoor Play
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MODELING

HEALTHY HABITS

Eat nutritious snacks & meals as a family.

Exercise together.

Stay home if

not well.

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MORE HEALTHY HABITS

Cover coughs & sneezes.

Frequent & thorough

handwashing.

parking lot safety
Parking Lot Safety
  • Hold hands at all times.
  • Minimize your load.
  • Take the shortest route off of the parking lot.
  • Watch for “reverse lights”.
  • Drive slowly & give pedestrians the right of way.
playground safety
Playground Safety
  • Follow playground rules.
  • Wear appropriate footwear.
  • No drawstrings at neck.
  • Apply sunscreen.
school lunches
School Lunches
  • Plan ahead.
  • Make it FUN!
  • Make it healthier.
  • Go “green”.
  • More nutrition & recipe information.
plan ahead
Plan Ahead
  • Plan menu and shop ahead.
    • Let your child make choices.
    • Field trip to local farmers’ market or grocery store.
  • Allocate refrigerator and pantry space.
  • Designate a time to prep “sides”.
  • Do as much as possible the night before.
  • NO NUTS!
m a k e i t f u n
MakeIt Fun!
  • Let your child choose his/her lunchbox.
  • Fun-shaped ice packs.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut sandwich into shapes.
  • Pack assorted colorsoffood. (This is healthier too.)
  • Printed napkins.
  • Decorative containers.
  • Send different foods each day.
make it healthier
Make It Healthier
  • Read Labels. Avoid trans fats & high fructose corn syrup.
  • Use fresh fruits & vegetables. (Rinse canned fruits.)
  • Go organic.
  • Limit drink options to water, milk, or 100% fruit juice.
  • Substitute. (Hummus for ranch dip, mustard for mayo.)
go green
Go Green
  • Laptop lunchbox system.
  • Reusable containers and utensils.
  • Cloth napkins.
  • Compost any organic waste.
recipe ideas
Recipe Ideas
  • Ants on a Log.
  • Low-fat cream cheese & sugar-free jam on wheat bread.
  • Vegetable soup.
  • Low-fat yoghurt with fresh fruit & granola.
  • Black beans & rice with tomatoes.
  • Whole wheat pizza crust with tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, & veggies.
nutrition information
Nutrition Information
  • mypryamid.gov
  • fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov
  • bam.gov
  • aahealth.org/learntolive.asp
  • spatulatta.com
  • nutritionexplorations.org
  • Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children by Ann Cooper & Lisa Holmes, 2006
food safety
Food Safety
  • No nuts.
  • No sharing or trading food.
  • Refrigerators available.
  • Wash hands before & after eating.
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Optimize Learning!

  • Hydration
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
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