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School Health

October 2019 - Safe Routes to School: National Walk to School Day, October 2, 2019

September 2019: Back to School: Breakfast After the Bell

  • Only 32% of students statewide ate breakfast every day of the week and 68% missed breakfast at least one day of the week.
  • Studies show that kids who regularly eat a wholesome breakfast have better cognitive function and focus in the classroom.
  • Schools can expand their breakfast programs with a grant from Montana No Kid Hungry.

September 2019: Back to School: Immunizations

  • Common childhood infections can impact your child’s education.
  • Montana has experienced outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough), chickenpox, and mumps in school aged-children.
  • Help get your child ready for school by making sure your child is up-to-date on all vaccines.

August 2019 - Back to School: Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions

  • 1 in 4 U.S. children and adolescents live with a chronic health condition such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy.
  • Chronic health conditions may affect a child’s academic achievement.
  • Use a checklist to plan for the health needs of students with chronic conditions.