Cedar Elementary School


School Nurse

Cedar School Nurse
Nurse Maura Dowling
Cedar Elementary
Nurse's Office: 781.982.4037
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Healthy Celebrations at School
As we anticipate and prepare for the holidays and celebrations at Cedar we have a few interesting facts and important reminders for you.

In the United States the prevalence of childhood obesity tripled between 1980 and 2000. Obesity is linked to and has been shown to contribute to conditions such as. diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression.

Food allergy prevalence has increased 55% during the last five years, with 40-50%of those affected at high risk for anaphylaxis.

At Cedar, we recognize that food is a part of our school culture. We recognize that foods made available at school should be healthy. as well as safe for students who have various identified food allergies.

Classroom celebrations now focus on children rather than food. If food is a part of a celebration, it is a healthy food. In a partnership with students and parents our schools can take advantage of classroom celebrations to serve foods that taste good, are nutritious, and provide students with an opportunity for nutrition education. At the same time we can provide food that is allergen free for the classmates who have allergies to various ingredients.

Let's work together to keep our children healthy. If you want to learn about healthful school food choices and non food rewards there are multiple web sites available. A few have been listed at the bottom of this page. If a school celebration is being planned the school nurse, the classroom teacher and the parent need to collaborate to make it a healthy celebration.

Remember, research clearly demonstrates that good nutrition is linked to better behavior and academic performance. For children to get the most out of their educational experience we feel that our school should provide an environment that supports healthy behaviors.

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Suggested Safe Snacks
No list is absolute, ALWAYS read labels first.
bullet Fruit
bullet Smartfood
bullet Fritos
bullet Chocolate Teddy Grahams
bullet Giant Goldfish Grahms
bullet Rold Gold Pretzels
bullet Mini Oreos
bullet Nutrigrain Bars (Apple, Blueberry)
bullet Twix Yogurt (Watermelon, Strawberry)
bullet Cheese & Crackers
bullet Cheez-its
bullet Baked Lays Potato Chips
bullet Rice Krispie Treats
bullet Mini Chip Ahoys
  • Soy nut butter (*we are told when put with jelly, kids can't tell the difference)
  • REMEMBER to always contact your child's teachers prior to send in any food items for the class.
  • This list will be updated from time to time. Please contact the school nurse with any questions.

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Informative Health Links

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Hanover Public Schools Health Information

Please see the Hanover Public School's District Health section for general information, health policies, and health advisories.

District Health (http://www.hanoverschools.org/health)

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