September 1, 2016The Carol M. White PEP Grant, which was awarded to District 200 two years ago, is focused on improving physical activity and nutrition habits for our students. As an initiative of the grant, we are excited to introduce two monthly newsletters, Nutrition Nuggets and Teen Food & Fitness. The newsletters offer practical ideas to improve nutrition and physical activity habits.
March 18, 2016It is still very important for children and adults to be immunized. Thanks to better nutrition, less crowded living conditions, antibiotics, and vaccines, many diseases do not occur or spread as much as they used to in the USA. But bacteria and viruses that cause diseases still remain in the environment. Some diseases are still very common in other parts of the world. In this global world, travelers exposed to disease can bring it back without knowing and quickly infect people that are not immunized. The more people that are not immunized, the more the disease can spread. Immunizations can be life saving. Please see "Read more" below for links and a video from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
February 24, 2016While you can catch the flu any time of the year, the virus is most common in the US between October and May and usually peaks around January or February. The flu vaccine is the best way for the entire family to prepare for the coming flu season. Flu viruses are unpredictable. They are always changing over time and from year to year.
November 12, 2015Having regular eye exams is the best way to make sure your child is able to see clearly. A child with vision problems will not be able to perform at his or her maximum potential. During the first twelve years of life, 80% of learning is obtained visually.
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