From the Nurse's Office

Heart Health Month

Taking care of your ticker

· Be an example! Make good food choices and exercise daily. Your kids are watching.

· Encourage your child to participate in school physical activity programs.

· Teach your child about healthy food choices and fun ways to stay active. Set reasonable goals and celebrate when those are met!

· Avoid using food as a reward and exercise as punishment. That will create a bad relationship with food and exercise.

· Watch out for weight concerns and stigma your child may have. Address and intervene on all types of bullying, including weight discrimination and teasing about body shape or size.