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Make half your grains whole.
Vary your veggies.
Focus on fruits.
Build strong bones with calcium rich foods.
Go lean with protein.
Get your oil from fish,nuts, and liguid oils from corn, soybean, canola and olive oil.
Don't sugar coat it. Choose foods and beverages that do not have sugar and caloric sweeteners as one of the first ingredients.
Is my child too sick for school?
| Keep Your Child Home If He or She Has...|
- Fever of 100 degrees or higher. (Children should be fever free for 24-hours before returning to school)
- Persistent cough
- Vomiting and/ or diarrhea. (Children should be free of vomiting/diarrhea for 24-hours before returning to school)
- Undiagnosed or Unidentified Rash
- Communicable disease such as: Conjunctivitis (pink eye), impetigo, head lice, ring worm, scabies, strep throat. Must be identified by a physician. Please call to know when it is safe for your child to be back at school.
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the spread of germs
Keep your child at HOME
when he/she is sick and remind them how important it is to:
WASH THEIR HANDS!
Vision, Hearing, Height, and weight are done yearly on all students. Dental screenings are done on a yearly basis.
Parents/guardians will be notified of any abnormal results.
1. Wash your hands! Handwashing is the number one way to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Wash before you eat or drink, after you use the restroom, after you handle pets, after you handle shared objects, after coughing or sneezing and before and after handling food.
2. Eat a balanced diet! Eating a diet rich in whole wheat fiber, fruits and vegetables, lean meats and low fat dairy can help maintain a healthy weight.
3. Exercise! Exercise for 30 minutes or more on AT LEAST 5 days of each week. Any type of physical activity applies including: walking, hiking, running, swimming, and organized sports.
4. Drink water! Our bodies are composed of 60-70% of water. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, dry mouth, and decreased mental alertness. You should drink 2 liters/8 cups of water per day on average. Increased activity, illness or hot, humid weather can increase your daily need of water.
5. Rest! This includes getting enough sleep and resting your mind. The average person needs approximately 8 hours of sleep each night. Children and teens may need 10-12 hours per night. You also need to rest your mind and unwind each day. Stress can lead to irritability, decreased concentration and decreased immunity.
| Flu Facts
|What you can do to prevent the spread of Influenza?|
- Get your flu shot
- Wash your hands frequently
- Don't touch your face or rub your eyes or nose
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Important and Useful Links
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) please click here
- MyPyramid.gov please click here
- Wyoming Department of Health please click here
- Wyoming Kids First please click here
- Wyoming Action for Health Kids please click here
- Fremont County Public Health Department please click here
- American Academy of Pediatrics Asthma and Allergy information please click here
- US Department of Health & Resources please click here
- Kid Care (CHIP) please click here
- Information about Childhood Obesity in Wyoming please click here
- Childhood Obesity Fact Sheets please click here
- Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years please click here