November 26, 2019

Giving Back to the Community: Magnus Holiday Canned Food Drive

Can Drive 2019Magnus Health believes in giving back. From volunteering in our community to donating to local schools, we really love to help others! It states in our core values “Make it Better. Make it Happen.”, and what better time to make it happen than during the holiday season? So this year, Magnus and Veracross joined forces to host a canned food drive for local food banks and shelters near all of our office locations!

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November 26, 2019

Diabetes Awareness Month

5-1November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose or sugar is too high. While the underlying cause of Diabetes varies by type, both lead to excess sugar in your blood. The two most common forms of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin in the body. Type 2, affects the way the body processes blood sugar. While up until recently, the most common form of diabetes in children was Type 1, Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly more common. The main factors attributed to this shift are obesity, family history, as well as children becoming less and less active. Diabetes symptoms vary from person to person, but some of the main signs to look out for are:

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November 19, 2019

Should Schools Implement Child Trafficking Prevention Education?

stop child traffickingFlorida recently became the very first state to require its schools to educate students on the dangers of human trafficking. According to a recent press release from the Florida Department of Education (FDE), ”The State Board of Education unanimously approved a new rule requiring education in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. With this approval, Florida will be the first state in the nation to address the need for instruction in child trafficking prevention. The new rule also establishes procedures for school districts to plan and document delivery of the required instruction."

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October 31, 2019

Magnus Summer 2019 Product Release Highlights + Fall road Map

Magnus Roadmap-1We hope you enjoyed your summer vacation… Because we’ve had a busy summer here at Magnus! Our team sorted through hundreds of feature requests and feedback, checked out our timeline, and took action to get as much done as we could before the first day of school came back around. From bug fixes to speed enhancements, there were many improvements to the Magnus Health software all around.

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October 31, 2019

The Growing Ban on Halloween in Schools

HalloweenIn recent years, Halloween celebrations in schools have seen a decline with many schools opting to have teacher workdays in lieu of “dealing” with the holiday. There are 2 main reasons as to why so many schools are choosing to forego hosting Halloween celebrations: the fear that the festivities will make some students and staff feel alienated due to various personal or cultural and religious reasons. 
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October 31, 2019

Should Home Economic Class Be Required at School?

food_child_healthy cookingWhile science, math, literature, and technology are core building blocks of education, there are some life skills that can’t be learned from textbooks. One of the biggest examples of this is the Home Economics class as it teaches students essential life skills and structure.

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September 27, 2019

Benefits of Nutrition Education

food_child_eating lunchTeachers and parents alike can agree that a healthy kid is a happy kid so it’s important to teach kids about nutrition from a young age! Nutrition goes beyond just what we eat, it also explains why and how certain foods affect our mental and physical health. As you will read below, there are many ways in which we can talk about nutrition in our schools as well as in our homes.

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September 27, 2019

Should Mental Health Be An Excused Absence in Schools?

sad childMental health has been a hot button issue for a while, but it has especially escalated in the last decade. Between civil riots about the importance of highlighting mental health issues in the workplace, and Local and Federal governments enacting bills to aid citizens suffering from mental illnesses, the “hot button” label for this topic doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon... If anything, it’s just heating up.

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