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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


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


MODELING

HEALTHY HABITS

Eat nutritious snacks & meals as a family.

Exercise together.

Stay home if

not well.


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.


Optimize Learning!

  • Hydration

  • Exercise

  • Sleep

  • Nutrition


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