Pediatric Health Centers

Join us EVERY WEDNESDAY for Wellness Wednesday!

Join us EVERY WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm for a true mind, body and soul experience as we explore health and mindfulness practices. Learn about nutrition wellness & navigating through these troubling times! Workshop presented by Nutritions and Mental Health Therapists.

Click the links below to join the workshops!

One session will be conducting in English, while the other session completely in Spanish

Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar Workshop!

Presentation by Titiana Huzien, Nutrition Intern and Taylor Weber, M.S., Nutrition & Wellness Educator

Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar!

Written by: Titiana Huzien, Nutrition Intern

You’ve finally quit the dessert-after-dinner habit, so there is no way you’re eating too much sugar? Well, while cutting out the common sugar villains like candy and cake is a huge leap, there are lots of other ways that sugar likes to hide. This includes everything from high fructose corn syrup found in some of your favorite foods, to your favorite juice to even that “all natural” protein bar.

So, what exactly is sugar? Well sugar is known as a carbohydrate in its simplest form. There are two main sources of sugar: Natural and processed. Natural sugar is found in whole, natural foods. The fruit considered as the food group closely linked to natural sugar, but vegetables such as carrots, beets, squash, zucchini, and onions also contain some natural sugar. Examples of natural sugar include the sugars found in dairy products, fruit, and vegetables. Processed sugar is sugar that’s been tinkered with in some way and extracted from its natural source. Examples of processed sugar include white cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and agave.

Some common sources of hidden sugars include granola & cereal, protein bars, yogurt, breads/gluten free breads, pre-made sauces and dressings, nuts and seed butters, non-dairy milk, and protein powders.

On average, adults should eat no more than 90 grams of total sugars and less than 30 grams of free sugars. Added sugars should take up less than 10% of your total calorie intake each day. Men should not eat more than 9 teaspoons of added sugar (36 grams) and women should not eat more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar (25 grams).

What are some signs that you may be eating too much sugar? These signs can include:

  • Craving for sugar or carbs
  • Lack of energy and tiredness
  • Weight gain
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • Dull taste buds
  • Foggy brain
  • Skin problems
  • Eye wrinkles
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Toothaches / cavities
  • Stomachaches & imbalanced gut flora

In order to cut back on sugar intake, try to cut back on the amount of sugar you may regularly add to foods and drinks, such as tea, coffee, and cereal, replace sugar-sweetened beverages with sugar-free or low-calorie drinks, and compare food labels and select the products with the lowest amounts of added sugars. When baking, reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe by a third and try replacing sugar in recipes with extracts or spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, almond or vanilla. Finally, replace sugar on cereal or oatmeal with fruit.

Want to become a Treatment Coordinator with FSCS Health Center/Health N’ Wellness Services, LLC?!

Health N Wellness Services, LLC is looking for a Treatment Coordinator for our one of our Paterson Full Service Community School Health Centers which provides children access to quality health/mental health care inside the school during the school day.

The Treatment Coordinator duties include:

  • Community Outreach and events
  • Registering students for clinic and expediting services through providers.
  • Maintain monthly stats and reports
  • Maintaining compliance with health center cleanliness and PPE regulations
  • Mindful and compliant with sensitive materials with respect to HIPAA and FERPA

We are looking for an individual who is a team player, friendly, and with outstanding communication skills to provide high quality services to our families. Good computer skills and bilingual Spanish/Bengali a plus. This position pays hourly rate based on experience/education and follows the school day/year schedule.

All candidates will be reviewed regardless of race, color, sex, gender identification, religion, national origin or language. Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

If you are interested in this position and want to learn more, please contact Denise Hajjar at denisehealthnwellness@gmail.com.

Parent Power Hour!

Join us for our COMMUNITY CIRCLES, the first circle is at John F. Kennedy Educational Complex every Thursday morning at 10:00 am called PARENT POWER HOUR! All are welcome and are encouraged to join. Topics discussed may include stress, trauma due to COVID, social injustice and any other topics or concerns you would like to share.

Stay tuned for more circles!

School #15 Family Food Pack Registrations

Need groceries? 🛒 School #15 will be hosting Family Food Pack Registration Days on October 19th & October 22nd from 9 – 12 pm.

Need health services? We will be there doing registrations to enroll into our health clinic to receive services from our doctor 🩺 eye doctor 👁 dentist 🦷nutrition 🍎 & behavioral health counselors💙 !

Welcome Back Students!

We are thrilled to welcome back our wonderful students to all of the Full Service Community School Health Centers (FSCS) in participating schools.  We know this is going to be a wonderful and healthy year for all children, even though it may be challenging!

The FSCS Health Center is The Board of Education’s Comprehensive School-Based Health Clinics. We operate pediatric Health Centers that provide children access to quality care inside the school and now virtually!

At all FSCS Health Centers your children can receive the following care:

  • Pediatric Doctor scheduled appointments for sick and well-care preventative services
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care Both screening, exam, and eyeglasses
  • Nutrition Education and parents/guardians workshops
  • Behavioral Health Counseling and Social Work Support for students and families
  • Telehealth Counseling
  • Audiology screenings

In order to utilize our services, you must first enroll with your school’s Health Center. Below is a list of the participating schools:

  • School 2: Contact Brenda Clark at 973-321-1000 ext. 20273
  • School 5: Contact Nargish Akther at 973-321-2273
  • New Roberto Clemente: Contact Jenny Cepeda at 973-321-1000 Ext. 22489
  • Senator Frank Lautenberg : Contact Diane Savage at 973-321-1000 Ext: 20648
  • School 15: Contact Shalika Ulloa  at 973-321-1000 Ext. 10155
  • Napier Academy: Contact Victoria Vargas  at 973-321-1000 Ext. 20406
  • John F. Kennedy Educational Complex: Contact Taylor Weber at 973-321-1000 ext. 50034

Thank you and we look forward to working together to make all students healthy and successful this year!

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**Please visit the NJ Family Care website to apply for insurance if you lack coverage to see if you qualify. Should you have any questions regarding NJ Family Care application process to enroll your child(ren), please contact the Treatment Coordinators at your school sites by clicking on the “Participating Schools/Contact Us” from the menu above.

Nutrition & Learning on Parent University!

Here is our Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Taylor Weber MS, as a guest on Parent University discussing how to eat wise and stay focused while learning at home or in school!

HELLO SUMMER!

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Photo by Nubia Navarro (nubikini) on Pexels.com

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been our sincere pleasure to work with your family in providing Health Care Services this school year. We overwhelmingly 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!

Adjusting to Change Community Circles

Join us for our “Adjusting to Change” Community Circles on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am for all Paterson families from June 23rd until July 14th. Topics discussed include Stress and Trauma due to COVID-19 and Social Injustice. Please feel free to join our group with any other concerns you would like to share.

To join, please go to zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID and password.

Meeting ID: 613 684 0507

Password: Circle