2ND GRADE “MY PLATE” PROGRAM - All 2nd graders are learning about the new “My Plate” food recommendations. “My Plate” illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. They are encouraged to think about what foods go on their plate at each meal, and in what proportions. More information for families is available at:
www.choosemyplate.gov I encourage you to continue this discussion at home.
SUNBURNS, SNIFFLES AND SAFETY - The sunshine is here and so are the sunburns! It is important every day but especially now with warmer weather that sunscreen becomes part of the morning routine. A sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher applied prior to school will protect your child through the school day, as well as decrease the risk of skin issues later in life.
SEASONAL POLLEN ALLERGIES - are also causing problems. It can be difficult to tell if allergies or a cold are to blame for the runny nose and watery eyes, but in the absence of fever, preventative measures of clean face and hands, good nutrition/fluid intake, adequate rest, as well as over-the-counter allergy/cold preparations, can help decrease symptoms. If your child is particularly “drippy” then he/she should stay home until the symptoms are under control enough to participate fully in the activities of the school day.
IT IS NOT TIME FOR FLIP-SLOP SHOES - Children need solid, supportive foot protection here at school to avoid injuries. Even open-toed sandals put young feet at risk in this busy environment. Children should wear sneakers, especially to participate in gym class.
Feel free to call me with questions at 617-993-5606.
Terry Grimm RN