Kori Welch, RN
Kiser: Wednesday and Thursday AM's
Wake Up and Fuel Up!!
March is National Nutrition Awareness Month and do you know the most important meal of the day? You guessed it – Breakfast!!
So…. Wake Up and Fuel Up! While your children have been sleeping, their bodies worked the night shift. For your children to do their best at school, they need a healthy nutritional start to their day. Even if you wake up late, you can still make breakfast great.
Check out the following options, which include the all important protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fruit! Most of these could easily be packed the night before
1) ½ Bagel or English Muffin with 1-2 TBSP of Peanut Butter & ½ piece of fruit: apple, banana, or pear
2) 1 cup Cereal Mix (Whole grain Cheerios, nuts, dried fruit, etc)
3) Chewy Granola Bars and Yogurt
4) Cheese cubes or string cheese, Triscuits & Fruit
1) Bottled Water
2) 100% Juice Boxes (No more than 6oz per day)
3) Lowfat Milk
Cold & Flu Alert !
Sore throat, Flu season, it’s here! So… you have to take some steps to protect yourself.
1) Wash your hands a lot! Soap and water helps reduce the spread of germs.
2) Drink more liquids – juices, water, soups, hot tea, etc (helps to keep fever down and ease any aches and pains).
3) Get Plenty of rest – 8 hours of sleep at night ( allows the body’s defenses to get stronger)
4) Use warm salt water gargles for that scratchy throat as often as every 1-2 hours in the evenings; use throat lozenges or lemon drops as needed
5) Hot steamy baths/showers help add moisture to the air and make breathing easier
6) If fever persists over 1-2 days, check with the doctor for further evaluation- (Tylenol is O.K.- DO NOT take Aspirin if you have flu like symptoms; risk of Reye’s Syndrome.)
7) Lastly, stay home as long as vomiting, diarrhea, or fever continues- your teachers and classmates do not want to share this pain.
Let’s keep everyone healthy by taking care of ourselves