By Stacey Zell, RT
Waking up for school can be tough on kids and parents. Shifting from summer to a busy (early!) school routine makes it tempting to cut corners on sleep. But kids age 5 to 12 need 10-11 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers often fall short of the 8-10 hours of sleep they need each night.
And it’s more than mere hours that matters. “Healthy sleep” requires appropriate timing, daily regularity, good sleep quality, and the absence of sleep disorders, says the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Managing food allergies takes a team – especially at school! School nurses, teachers, and food service staff all play a role in keeping children with food allergies safe at school.
The Food Allergy Support Group will discuss steps that parents can take to assemble their child's team and prepare for the upcoming school year.
Food Allergies: Preparing for a Safe School Year
Monday, August 21
7:00 to 8:30 pm
The Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Wednesday, August 23 at Northfield Hospital.
The main topic of the meeting is movement through dance, followed by small-group discussions on travel and increasing mobility confidence.
Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group
Wednesday, August 23
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Northfield Hospital, Conference Center