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Keeping Your Child Healthy!
Meningitis Information

Please read the attached Quick Facts about Meningitis.  All students in grades 6-11 are required to have a meningitis vaccination (shot).  Students in grade 12 are required to have a booster shot as well.

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September Health News

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity is a rapidly growing problem in the U.S.  Research shows the following statistics:

  • Only 1 in every 3 children are physically active every day.
  • 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines.
  • Children spend more than 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen. (TV, video game, computer)
  • Since the 1970s, childhood obesity for children ages 6-11 years has quadrupled.  For those 12-19 years, the rate has tripled.
  • The typical American diet exceeds the recommended intakelimit in 4 categories...

 

  1. calories from solid fats & added sugar
  2. refined grain
  3. sodium
  4. saturated fats


The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition encourages Americans to increase physical activity. Physical activity is any form of exercise or movement of the body that uses energy. Some of your daily life activities—doing active chores around the house, yard work, walking the dog—are examples. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend 60 minutes of physical aerobic activity daily for children ages 6-17 (there are no specifications for those five and under), and 30 minutes daily for adults ages 18-64.

For more information about the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition, click here.

Another source of information is the America on the Move program.  Click here to learn more.

 

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