FROM THE DESK OF KATHLEEN McCABE R.N.
AT SEQUOYA MIDDLE SCHOOL
*MAKE SURE IF THERE ARE NEW MEDICATIONS FOR STUDENTS THAT MRS. McCABE IS AWARE! *
NEWS FROM THE NURSE
NEWS FROM THE NURSE
MRS. KATHY McCABE R.N.
All students must have a Sports Physical done before the start of their first sport. This physical may be done by their private physician of by the school doctor. The sport physical form must be used. Permission and history information must be signed by a parent.
If a seventh grade physical has been done, the physical can be transcribed onto the Sports Physical form by the private M.D. The doctor must sign and date the form.
If a student has already had and passed a Sports Physical for a previous sport this school year, he/she need not have another physical. However, the student’s parent must complete the medical questionnaire form (green card) and return it to the nurse as soon as possible. All forms must be returned to the nurse as soon as possible.
Green cards or Sports physical the sooner the better!!!!
Health News from Mrs. McCabe R.N
Risk Factors--- Childhood Overweight
Many factors, usually working in combination, increase your child’s risk of becoming overweight:
Regular consumption of high-calorie foods, such as fast foods “SUPER SIZE THAT”, baked goods and vending-machine snacks, contribute to weight gain. Loading up on soft drinks, candy and desserts can also cause weight gain. Foods and beverages like these are high in sugar and calories.
Sedentary kids are more likely to gain weight because they don’t burn calories through physical activity. Inactive leisure activities, such as watching television or playing video games, contribute to the problem.
If your child comes from a family of overweight people, he or she may be genetically predisposed to put on excess weight, especially in an environment where high calorie food is always available and physical activity isn’t encouraged.
Some children overeat to cope with problems or to deal with emotions, such as stress or boredom. Their parents may have similar tendencies.
Most children don’t shop for the family’s groceries. Indeed, parents are responsible for putting healthy foods in the kitchen at home and leaving unhealthy foods at the store. You can’t blame your kids for being attracted to sweet, salty and fatty foods; after all they taste good. But you can control much of their access to these foods, especially at home.
Provided by New York state school heath services newsletter.