Basal Mass Index (BMI) is the measurement of a student's height in relationship to his/her weight. Calculating student BMI has become more common because the measurements are easy to obtain and give an indication of body fat and the potential to become overweight or obese.
In an effort to improve interviewing process of health concerns cited by parents and reported students, student will be asked to complete one the following survey's:
1) When did you have your last physical? ___________
2) Teen Check-up?_______
3) Annual health exam?____________
4) When were you last seen by a dentist?____________
5) Have you worn glasses or contact?___________
6) Do you take over the counter medication fo minor illness?____
7) Check below what you know about:
Diabetes?____ ADHD?____ Bullying?_____ Asthma?____
8) Are you interested in info about math/reading tutoring?_____
9) Do you plan to try out for a sport activity?_________
Health Related Factors
Hunger, chronic disease such as asthma, diabetes and autism, learning disabilities, or physical and emotional abuse can lead to poor school performance.
Health-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, violence, and physical inactivity have been linked to academic failure and often effect students' school attendance, grades, test scores and ability to pay attention in class.
School health programs and wellness policies may be one of the most efficient strategies to prevent or reduce risk behaviors and prevent seriuos health problems among students. School health programs may alos help close the educational achievement gap.