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NURSE MEMO - STUDENT HEALTH
Posted 1/4/23

Happy New Year and welcome back Grant Families!

 

January's National Health Observances include National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and National Healthy Weight month. 

 

Vaccination is the best way to prevent HPV related cervical cancers. Children can get vaccinated at age 11 & need 2 doses at least 5 months apart. You can talk to your child's pediatrician, or vaccinations can be done on the Grant Campus at the School Based Health Center with a treatment consent and a vaccine consent. The information below is from the CDC web site. For more information click on the links below & take a look at the attachments provided. The consents for vaccination on campus are in the attachments.  

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/hpv-vaccine.html?ref=search

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/prevention.htm

 

Maintaining a healthy weight can help ensure better long term health. Healthy eating, getting enough sleep, regular physical activity and stress reduction can help you reach your goal. A balanced diet should include plenty of water & 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Experts recommend an exercise program should include strength training, core work, cardio and stretching. See the attachment from Nerd Fitness for a beginner bodyweight workout. Walking just 15 minutes a day is a good start toward a healthy lifestyle. Click on the links from the CDC and Kids Health for more information. 

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/weight-tips.html

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!

 

Jessica Kamali RN, BSN