Coordinated School Health Newsletter
April and May 2013
Let's be honest, helpful and trustworthy to our fellowman. Looking at what our world has endured for the past month and not knowing what's to come, we must stay strong and stand for what's right. We are Blessed, and we Live in the USA!!!
We are Thankful for our Blessings
Well our time at school is rapidly winding down. Most everyone is trying to prepare for test of one kind or another, and we're all getting spring fever. Just hold on and it won't be anytime until most everyone will be out of school for a beautiful summer.
Just to let you know, this will be our last newsletter for this year, so read and catch up on what you need to be aware of for the month of April and May.
Spring is finally here, and we are all ready to being outside either working in our yards, getting a tan or even exercising so we can fit into that new swim suit we bought back when we were going to loose some weight. This is a good time to do some of these things. Here are a few quick tips on how we can see results when we make the effort for the cause.
One of the best tips given to any dieter is to eat well, from the beginning. This includes significantly increasing your raw fruit and vegetables. Your diet should be 80% alkaline foods (fruits, vegetables) and 20% acidic foods (meat, dairy, starches), meaning your diet should consist of much more fruits and vegetables than meat. By removing most of the dairy and starches in your diet or replacing them with low-fat, low-calorie alternatives, you will reduce your caloric intake. Reducing your daily caloric intake will mean your body is in caloric deficit and begin to burn stored fat to keep up.
Exercising for 20 to 30 minutes before each meal will help stimulate your metabolism, so that it burns calories and works more efficiently throughout the day. If you work out three times a day, your body will burn fats and unnecessary calories throughout the day, even when you sleep, so that it is constantly burning fat. If you can't fit exercise in three times a day, you can work out for 30-45 minutes a day, preferably first thing in the morning, so your metabolism is kicked into high gear for the rest of the day.Just jogging or walking and maybe even swimming will suffice.The point is you need to get active to burn the fuel reserves. UT Extension
Grow your own vegetables, you can save on your grocery bill, eat healthy and entice children to know and get interested in where their food comes from as well as joining you in healthy eating. You may want to review UT Extensions' Growing Vegetables in Your Home Garden before heading out to the local garden stores.
Parents and children were invited Saturday, April 20, 2013 to
Selmer Elementary School Cafeteria
They made foods for tasting and did several fun, kid friendly and healthy recipes that you and your child could prepare. There were shopping tips, nutrition information and ready to use recipes. Activities included a kids workout, games and story time. There was tasty, fun healthy snacks for children to prepare.
This activity was sponsored by: UT Ag. Extension, Coordinated School Health, McNairy County Health Department and United Healthcare.
A few tips for grocery shopping with children;
1. Discuss your rules before you enter a store, such as "Remember to stay close to me."
2. Bring a nutritious snack for him to eat during the shopping trip in case he gets hungry.
3. Bring a favorite blanket, toy or book from home, depending size and age.
4. Give your child a job, such as to help pick four apples or the cheapest green beans.
5. Have a plan in case you get seperataed. For instance, if we get seperated, go to the lobster tank.
6. Keep your child close. Hold hands or left him help push the cart.
7. Plan shopping trips when children are not tired or hungry. Go when you both are rested like in the a.m. instead of after a tiring day.
9. Make a game of shopping, like for instance, ask if she remembers the animal that bacon comes from. Find the peas in the red can.
10. Play "I see something" in the check out line. Let the kids guess during the wait.
These are a few ideas that will make your shopping experience a little easier to do, plus give you some quality time with your child. Penquis Abuse Council Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Column of Trustworthiness
For the month of April our : "Character Counts" word is
Trustworthiness. Being Trustworthy means being honest,keeping promises and always telling the truth and being loyal so people can trust you. Trustworthy people don't lie, cheat or steal. They have integrity and moral courage to do the right thing and to stand up for their beliefs even when it is difficult to do so.
Things A Parent Can Do To Promote Trustworthiness
1. Teach children the importance of trustworthiness by word and example. Ask yourself "what kind of message am I sending?' Avoid dishonesty, especially in front of your child. Never ask your child to lie for you. ("Tell Grandma I'm in the shower.")
2. Encourage honesty, even when it may cause your child to get into trouble. Praise efforts to be honest and point out good examples whenever you see them. Express disappointment for dishonesty.
3. Keep your commitments, be on time and do what you say you will do, especially when your child is involved.
4. Teach that, people need the courage to say "no" when friends ask them to do something that seems wrong. Explain that it is disloyal to ask a friend to be untrustworthy.
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens you can never
"Phrase That Pays"
Since this is the last newsletter for the year I will give you the PhraseThat Pays for April;
If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?????
When you get all the phrases together, and there should be; September, Oc tober, November, December 2012, and then for 2013, Jan. Feb. and March. (all together)and the last one is April 2013, and you will find it above.
Send by email to; email@example.com or fax to Coordinated School Health at 731-645-5339 your answers for each month. The ones who correctly send the right answers will have their names all put in a basket and drawn. Whom ever is the lucky winner will receive a nice gift basket full of fun things just for you and the summer. So if you have the Phrase That Pays for the past school year, send those in by May 13th.
Things taking place during the Month of April
The McNairy County Emergency Communication have created a newly found program called, 911 Awareness. They along with Coordinated School Health have been visiting our 1st grade students in McNairy County Elementary Schools. They are trying to educate children at a young age what could help save lives. There education program comes from CELL PHONE SALLY.
Hi I'm Cell Phone Sally !
Did you know?
"You can use a Phone
to Get Help in an
The purpose of this is to teach children how to call 911, help for emergency. Such as police, fire department and or ambulance. Their taught what to say, to speak loud enough for the operator to hear them and just to answer the questions asked.
If you need more information call; Troy Carmack at 610-7889 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Teach your child your, address, phone number and the proper way to use the phone.
Cell Phone Sally at Adamsville Elem. School
Coordinated School Health was the Recipient
of the Governor's Council on
Physical Fitness & Health Shining Star Award
CSH along with McNairy Co. Ag. Ext. and McNairy Co. Health Department were presented the award for the 5210 program that is being implemented in McNairy County Schools and the community to promote HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES. To honor awardees, an awards luncheon took place in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday March 28th . The event was held in the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. It was an Honor to receive this Award for the work thats being done in McNairy County Schools. This luncheon was attended by;
Shelva Moore of McNairy County Coordinated School Health,
Schancey Chapman of UT Ag. Extension and
Beth Hamilton of the McNairy County Health Department.
National School Breakfast Week.
During the month of March, Coordinated School Health teamed up with the school Cafeteria Staff at the elementary schools to make a combined effort in teaching the students about the importance of starting each day with BREAKFAST.
Our theme was "Be a Star with School Breakfast" We had a special menu for the students each day and one child was chosen to be our "Star of the Day." They recieved handouts and had a really good time while learning the importance of always having breakfast.
One of our "Be A Star" Winner's
Observances for the Month of April
Child abuse Prevention Month
National Child Nutrition Month
Education and Awareness Month
National Youth Sports and Safety Month
Safe Kids Week April-26th thru May-2nd
National D.A.R.E. Day April 4th
National D.A.R.E. Day 2013 is an effort to Promote Drug Abuse Resistance Education
As a Nation, we must work to raise a drug-free and healthy generation of 21st-century leaders. Substance abuse and its consequences have grave impacts on our society-destroying lives, tearing apart families, and introducing drug-related violence to our community and state.
Stress happens, sometimes it's unavoidable and at times it's unbearable. It does not merely afflict your mind; it can also affect you on a cellular level. Long-term stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses - from headaches to stomach disorders to depression-and can even increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease. Understanding the mind/stress/health connection can help you better manage stress and improve your health and well being.
Kick Butts Day - http//kickbuttsday.org
About Kick Butts Day
April being Child Abuse Prevention month we wanted to share some infomation.
Every minute invested in a child's life is time well spent. Nurturing, protecting, praising, listening.
Week Of The Young Child April 14th - 20th 2013
One Slogan is There's No Excuse For Child Abuse!
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse continues to be one of the greatest tragedies of our times. The improvements in reporting continue to increase our awareness of this fact. At the same time we know that child abuse can be prevented by communities that are committed to families and to the support and services they need to raise strong, healthy, and successful children.
Child Abuse Prevention Month is about connecting all of these things so that solutions to child abuse receive the attention that we need and that people expect. It is not enough to care about the problems of child abuse and neglect and to address the consequences, we also have to pay attention to the kinds of efforts that will prevent it from happening in the first place. It's a shared responsibility.
Week Of The Young Child April 14th - 20th 2013
World Autism Awareness Day
April 2, 2013
This day is designed to bring the world's attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millons. Autism World Awareness Day resolution encourages all to take measures to raise awareness about autism throughout society and to encourage early diagnosis and earlly intervention. It further expresses deep concern at the prevalence and high rate of autism in children in all regions of the world and the consequent developmental challenges.
World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early dianosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and longs for a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.
Please join in efforts to inspire compassion, empowerment and hope.
National Walking Day April 3rd 2013
On this day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their shoes and take at least 30 minutes to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awaraeness of the importance of physical activity and to give your family, friends and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier life.
Adults are spending more time at work than ever before. The side effect is that, as a nation, we're becoming more inactive. the lack of physical activity doubles the risk of heart disease! There is a fix to the problem and today is a good day to start. Walk for your health.
2013 National Bicycling Poster Contest
This was a contest for 5th grade students to create a poster around the theme "Bicycling makes life better." The purpose of the contest is to promote riding bicycles as a way to lead a healthy lifestyle. Shown below is a picture of our County Winner.
Winner: Mallory Wagoner
Art Teacher Anita Graves
Bethel Springs Elementary
"In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession"
Each month Coordinated School Health along with the School Cafeteria Staff try to promote a particular fruit or vegetable. During that month, Coordinated School Health goes into the schools and changes out the bulletin board to reflect that food. The cafeteria will prepare that fruit or vegetable in different ways to give the students a chance to try them.
The vegetable for the month of April is Broccoli.
Also, Congratulations for the Fantastic Fund Raiser by Adamsville Elementary School;
1st Annual Cardinal Strut 5 K Run/Walk
Congratulations to Kim Kyle Carlin from Bethel Springs Elementary on winning the gift for "Where Is This Picture" shown in our previous newsletter.
Students at Adamsville Elementary School enjoy their new climbing wall.
Tips for Students about Bullying
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