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Immunization Update 2009-2010

**IMPORTANT**

Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year and continuing thereafter, all students entering the SIXTH GRADE or who have had their 11th birthday must provide a current immunization report that includes the MENINGOCOCCAL vaccine, Tdap booster, and TWO doses of Varicella.  We will be tracking the sixth graders for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
 

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 Staying Healthy at Home

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If you can get the kids off to a healthy start with breakfast, they have a better chance of eating well the rest of the day. Here are some of kids' favorite healthy recipes for breakfast:
  • Fruit Smoothies  - Icy and refreshing, these smoothie recipes are as tasty as they are healthy. Kids especially like the peanut butter banana smoothies.
  • Yogurt Parfaits  - Crunchy granola and juicy strawberries sit on a bed of creamy yogurt in this breakfast recipe the kids will love.
  • Oatmeal Recipes  - Breakfast doen't get any healthier than oatmeal, and these oatmeal recipes are kid-friendly -- guaranteed. My favorite: Oatmeal with cinnamon chips and bananas.
  •  Mini Frittatas - These bite-sized bits of heaven are a favorite with kids and adults alike.

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Stephanie Gallagher
Kids lunches don't have to be bland or boring to be healthy. These healthy recipes are creative, delicious and kid-friendly.
  • Hard Boiled Eggs - Simple and easy to prepare, hard boiled eggs are full of protein, and you can make them in advance.
  • Carrot Soup - Sweet, creamy and loaded with vitamin A, this carrot soup makes a terrific healthy lunch.
  • Chocolate Soy Nut Butter - Soy nut butter is full of protein, and the chocolate makes this recipe healthy and kid-friendly. A great alternative to peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Brown Rice Salad - This salad travels well, making it a terrific choice for kids' school lunches. And it's a great healthy vegetarian recipe.
  •  White Chicken Chili - Lean meat, beans and vegetables make this a super healthy recipe.

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Stephanie Gallagher
Snacks are an important part of a kid's diet, and these healthy snack recipes are perfect for after school:

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Stephanie Gallagher
There's no reason to sacrifice great taste for nutrition. These dinner recipes are healthy, tasty and designed with kids' palates in mind.
  • Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - The healthy part of this recipe is the addition of pureed butternut squash to the sauce. It adds a slight sweetness to this recipe.
  • Vegetarian Chili Recipe - This chili recipe is full of heart-healthy vegetables and beans. And the flavors meld together in a sweet, lightly spiced way that appeals to kids.
  • Grilled Chicken Breasts with Soy Honey Sauce - The sweet-salty combination of soy sauce and honey gives these marinated chicken breasts great flavor.
  •  Salmon Patties - Healthy and inexpensive, these salmon patties are a great low-budget healthy dinner recipe.

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Stephanie Gallagher
Everybody has a different definition of healthy - low fat, low sugar, low carb, low calorie? When it comes to cooking for kids, my emphasis is on high nutrition. These healthy desserts not only have less fat, sugar and calories than many desserts, but they also have more vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, too. Check out:
  • Yogurt Sundaes - The waffle cone bowl, chocolate chips, fresh raspberries and drizzle of honey give these sundaes the look and taste of ice cream sundaes, but with less fat, more protein and fiber.
  • Low Fat Brownies - These start with a regular brownie mix!
  •  Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Less fat and sugar and more fiber make these chocolate chippers a nice alternative without sacrificing flavor.

 

 

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