Pediatric Health Centers

Giving Thanks!

Happy November!

 

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and with the holidays quickly approaching, this can be a time of temptation. Join us as we talk about healthy recipes & tips for the holidays at our health center locations!

Please see times and locations, below:

Date

Location

Time

11/6

Public School #2

5:00 pm

11/13

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg School

(PS #6)

2:00 pm

11/14

John F. Kennedy Educational Complex

11:00 am

11/20

Public School #5

5:00 pm

11/21

New Roberto Clemente Middle School

5:30 pm

11/21

Napier Academy (PS #4)

5:00 pm

11/27

Public School #15

8:30 am

Happy Halloween

Halloween Hummus Receipe

Breast Cancer Article

By Maria Lopez, Nutrition Educator

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 4 easy steps to promote breast health              

If you are concerned about developing breast cancer, you might be wondering if there are steps you can take to minimize the risk. Some factors, such as family history, can’t be changed. However, there are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk. 

 

Step 1: Do self-examinations regularly

Step 2: Maintain a healthy weight.

Step 3: Be physically active.

  • Most healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly.
  • National Cancer Institute recommends: 4+ hours/week may help to decrease hormone levels and help lower breast cancer risk.

 

Step 4: Eat a Healthy diet & choose whole grains, legumes, and about 6-9 servings of a variety of colorful fruits & veggies.

  • 1 serving =
  • 1 cup leafy greens
  • ½ cup raw chopped veggies
  • ½ cup fruit (size of tennis balls)                                                  Heartshape fruits and vegetables
  • 6 oz 100% fruit juice or vegetable juice
  • ¼ cup dried fruit

Unfortunately, there are also a number of important breast cancer risk factors that women have no control over. Knowing which ones apply to you can help you understand your risk and do what you can to lower it. If you feel you’re at high risk, talk to a doctor or other health professional. These can increase a woman’s breast cancer risk:

  • Older age, especially 60 years or over
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • First menstrual period before age 12
  • Menopause at age 55 or over
  • First childbirth after age 35
  • No children
  • Tall height (5’8” or taller)
  • Dense breasts
  • History of benign breast disease (like atypical hyperplasia)

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women of all race and ethnicities worldwide? As a way to support women, raise awareness and educate the community about breast cancer, FSCS Health Centers will be offering free educational workshops for parents and guardians focusing on the signs, symptoms, treatments and prevention methods for this disease. Please see schedule below:

 

Date School Time
10/16 School #15 8:30 am
10/17 John F. Kennedy Educational Complex 11:00 am
10/23 School #5 8:30 am
10/29 School #6 2:00 pm
10/30 School #4 5:00 pm

 

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Date School Time
10/16 School #15 8:30 am
10/17 John F. Kennedy Educational Complex 11:00 am
10/23 School #5 8:30 am
10/29 School #6 2:00 pm
10/30 School #4 8:00 am

 

HELLO SUMMER!

 

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been our sincere pleasure to work with your family in providing Health Care Services this school year. We overwhelming appreciate your confidence and warmly recognize your support as we strive to make sure that each and every student  has the brightest future and utmost success.

I recently received a card and on the back was this beautiful saying brought to us by Papyrus cards:

“LEGENDS SAY THAT HUMMINGBIRDS FLOAT FREE OF TIME, CARRYING OUR HOPES FOR LOVE, JOY AND CELEBRATION.  HUMMINGBIRDS OPEN OUR EYES TO THE WONDER OF THE WORLD AND INSPIRE US TO OPEN OUR HEARS TO LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS. LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD, WE ASPIRE TO HOVER AND TO SAVOR EACH MOMENT AS IT PASSES, EMBRACE ALL THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER AND TO CELEBRATE THE JOY OF EVERYDAY. THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DELICATE GRACE REMINDS US THAT LIFE IS RICH, BEAUTY IS EVERYWHERE, EVERY PERSONAL CONNECTION HAS MEANING AND THAT LAUGHTER IS LIFES SWEETEST CREATION.

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe summer!

 

 

 

Author Visits!

What better way to start summer than a visit from a published author and illustrator! Author, Rod Gonzalez, took time from his busy schedule to read to our students in grades 1st through 3rd and follow up with  lively discussions on Pirates! Thanks so very much, Mr. Gonzalez for your coming to School 2, the Napier Academy,  and Senator Frank Lautenberg!

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Audiology Screenings!

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Special Thanks to :(AuDSLP) AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC AND REHABILITATION CLINIC for providing screenings to our students during the month of March at: School 2, School 5, Napier Academy, Senator Frank Lautenberg and School 15! Thousands of students were screened.  We applaud your team and we are grateful!