Everyday Infection Control
The KCSD wants to prevent infection and disease within the school population. Here are some tips to keep your child and family healthy:
1. Encourage good health, rest, and foods to keep children healthy.
2. Proper hand-washing is very, very important and needs to be practiced everyday and frequently.
3. Cover your cough with your cloth covered arm or tissue and keep from spraying your bacteria/viruses to others. Most illness spread by direct or droplet methods.
4. Keep children home if they have a fever of over 100.0 degrees. They are more susceptible to other illnesses and of course can make other children ill with theirs.
Pick up some great hand-washing tips here
Promoting Healthy Behaviors
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has extensive information on promoting healthy behaviors. There are many related links and files below with resources for promoting healthy behaviors in school and at home.
About CDC Healthy Schools
Schools have direct contact with more than 95% of our nation’s young people aged 5 to 17 years, for about 6 hours per day and up to 13 critical years of their social, psychological, physical, and intellectual development. Schools play an important role in promoting the health and safety of children and adolescents by helping them to establish lifelong health patterns.
Healthy students are better learners, and academic achievement bears a lifetime of benefits for health. Schools are an ideal setting to teach and provide students with opportunities to improve their dietary and physical activity behaviors and manage their chronic health conditions (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, food allergies, and poor oral health). When school health policies and practices are put in place, healthy students can grow to be healthy and successful adults.
Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Schools are in a unique position to promote healthy behaviors. Most US children spend an average of 6 to 7 hours a day at school, which is a large part of their waking hours. This page highlights the importance of nutrition services, physical education and physical activity, out of school time, tobacco use prevention, and sleep education in schools using a comprehensive approach.
Use our interactive Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child to learn how these components relate to promoting healthy behaviors.
Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Every 5 years, HHS and USDA publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
Physical activity is key to improving the health of the Nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is an essential resource for health professionals and policy makers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.