ALL Kids is a low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage program for children under age 19. Benefits include well check-ups and immunizations, sick child doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, hospitalization, mental health and substance abuse services, and much more.
Eligibility for ALL Kids is determined, in part, by family size and income. Visit the website to view income guidelines and also to enroll in the program.
"Kids spend a lot of time in the schools for a lot of years, and in order for them to be as physically active as they need in order to be healthy, schools are going to have to take the initiative," said Russell Pate, chairman of the group that drafted the recommendations, and a professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia.
"Better nutrition and more physical activity can boost achievement and schools' "bottom line". The learning Connection reveals costs to schools due to problems associated with poor nutrition and physical activity- the root causes of obesity." This website offers amazing information pertaining to the cost in achievement, dollars and the hidden costs of overweight and unhealthy children. Information provided by www.ActionForHealthyKids.org.
The American Society has joined with the Mobile County Public School System to provide resources for faculties and staffs through a pilot program entitled "Make the Grade in Wellness". Thirty-nine schools have signed up to participate in this program and a meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th from 1:00-4:00 at the west branch of the Mobile Public Library located on Grelot Road. If your school has not signed up for this pilot program, but you are interested in the information the American Cancer Society provides, please click on www.cancer.org.
Check it out! The American Heart Association has a great website that offers information about heart health, healthy food choices, exercise programs that are easy and effective, shopping lists. menus and much, much more! We are in partnership with the AHA to provide you with lesson plans that include colorful posters, activities for getting your students to move their large muscles and how to participate in "Jump Rope for Heart."
The Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Health has a terrific website called "We Can". There are suggestions for parents on how to play with their children and how to motivate their children to stay active. They also offer a FREE handbook with food, activity and screen time tips.