Our mission is to improve the health, well-being and quality of life for all Scappoose School District students, staff and families by empowering them to promote and model positive attitudes and behaviors through a lifelong commitment to wellness.
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February - National Children's Dental Health Month
February was National Children's Dental Health Month, and we will be discussing some of the key factors that contribute to a child’s overall health. Sleep, nutrition, exercise, and regular dental check-ups are extremely important throughout your child’s life, starting as young as 6 months old when they begin getting their first teeth. Between the ages of 0-5, a child should be getting approximately 10-16 hours of sleep a night, and between the ages of 6-18 the child should be getting 8-12 hours of sleep a night. To ensure strong bones, maximize brain function, and lower the risk for diabetes and heart disease, children should try to participate in an average of 60 minutes of active play every day. Children should also try to reduce the consumption of processed foods, have a low sugar and acid dietary consumption, and avoid frequent snacking to ensure optimal health and a reduced risk of cavities. Routine dental visits twice a year and well child visits with their pediatrician at least once a year can ensure milestones are being reached. As a parent, you can also ensure optimal dental health by making sure your child is brushing for two minutes twice daily, along with flossing daily to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Dental providers and medical doctors can also provide you with more customized information for optimal health of your child.
"Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”
National Nutrition Month:
Please take a look at these links that have ideas and tips on promoting healthy eating.