MARCH - NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
GET Your Plate In Shape, Eat Right!!!
Make It Your Mission for Good Nutrition!!!
HANDWASHING: THE CRITICAL FIVE
1. Washing hands with water alone is not enough! Using soap works by breaking down the grease and dirt that carry most germs.
2. Handwashing with soap can PREVENT diseases. Most effective ways to prevent illness and spread of germs.
3. Critical moments for handwashing are after bathroom use, before meals, after playing outside and after coughing/sneezing in hands.
4. Handwashing with soap is the single most cost-effective health intervention. With proper use, all soaps are equally effective at rinsing away germs.
5. Children can be agents of change. Our energetic, enthusiastic and open to new ideas students can take the handwashing lessons learned at school back into their homes and communities.
GOOD HANDWASHING WITH SOAP SAVES LIVES!
The most important job of a school nurse is to assist students in attaining and maintaining their optimum level of health so that they can grow physically, emotionally and academically.
School nurses are in partnership with parents who have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. If a specific treatment or medication has been prescribed for your child to use during the school day, please meet with your school nurse. Let us know if you or your physician have any concerns about the health and well being of your child. This information, if needed, will be shared with school staff in a professional and confidential manner and must be updated yearly.
Research has proven that good handwashing can be the single most important behavior in preventing illness. GISD students are educated from PK through high school on the importance of good handwashing as part of our district wellness policy. To view the updated wellness policy refer to FFA (local).
||Jessica Morris L.V.N., GMS NURSE
Phone 645-3146 ext. 104
|"When health is absent...Wisdom cannot reveal itself, Art cannot manifest itself, Strength cannot fight, Wealth becomes useless, and Intelligence cannot be applied."
--Herplhilus, physician to Alexander the Great
| Automated External Defibrillator
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
Staph Infection Prevention
|The most important job of a school nurse is to assist students in attaining and maintaining their optimum level of health so that they can grow physically, emotionally, and academically. School nurses are in partnership with parents realizing that the parent has the primary responsibility for the health of their children. If a specific treatment or medication has been prescribed for your child to use during the school day, please meet with your school nurse.
It is important to remember that good physical and mental health are essential for every child’s educational development and achievement. In addition to serious health conditions there are many other health related reasons for a student’s lack of success in the classroom. These include: lack of sleep, poor nutrition (skipping meals or not eating healthy foods), insufficient amounts of exercise and activity, and stress or worry about personal problems. The school nurse will work with you, your child and the teachers to help your student be successful during his or her educational career.
The School Health Services program in the Goliad Independent School District includes prevention, intervention, promotion, and health teaching.
Some roles of the School Nurse include:
• Assess and evaluate overall student health
• Perform vision, hearing, Acanthosis Nigricans, and spinal screenings
• Administer medications
• Provide education on a variety of health topics to students, families, and staff
• Monitor immunization compliance
• Provide assessment, triage, and care of sick and injured students and staff
• Provide information and referral for health concerns
• Follow-up concerns regarding student and community health
|© September 2010