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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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

National Head Lice Prevention Month

health_child_lice check (2)Head lice infestation can occur during any time of the year, however, the problem significantly increases when students go back to school. Having head lice is an uncomfortable issue, but more common that one might think. Luckily there are certain measures people can take to prevent and treat head lice!

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August 30, 2019

National Immunization Awareness Month

health_child_immunization-1August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and we here at Magnus know how the importance of this! August is a great month for NIAM because, with the start of a brand new school year, it is a good time for nurses to remind parents and students about the vaccinations they may need for the upcoming school year. Immunizations are important to help protect our children and ourselves from harmful diseases. Since the invention of vaccines, they have prevented the spread of contagious diseases and saved thousands of lives. Below are a few ways that will help you bring awareness to immunizations and the importance of them.

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August 27, 2019

Should teenagers be required to start school early?

teen_sleeping smaller-1While it has been the norm for US students in K-12 to start school around 7:30 am or earlier, communities are now starting to question if early-start policies are the best option for teenagers.

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July 26, 2019

The Importance of School Gardens

adult-beans-blur-168287School Gardens help to extend the classroom beyond traditional settings by expanding it outside. Gardening can provide students with hands-on learning opportunities while increasing environmental awareness and vital experience in problem-solving.

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June 28, 2019

Technological Advancements Help School Nurses Provide Better Care

nurse_folder and laptopSchool nurses play a crucial role in children’s health. They give preventative, educational, and emergency aid for students. With the many services school nurses provide daily, more and more nurses are looking to technological advancements to help manage their daily tasks and to enhance student health.

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