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The IPSF spirit is alive and well in the Pan American Region! Check out the video below about the Pan American Regional Symposium which took place last week in San Luis, Argentina. Kudos to everyone who was involved in making PARS possible and all who attended to keep the IPSF spirit strong! Viva la Pharmacie!!
Are you interested in being more involved with IPSF on the regional level? The call for nominations to the PARO Regional Working Group is now open! Please see the attached documents and nomination form for more information on the various positions and their responsibilities.
The application deadline is June 18th 11:59pm San Luis, Argentina time (GMT -3). The elections will be held on Saturday June 20th 9:00am San Luis, Argentina time (GMT -3). You do not have to be present at PARS to apply, (You may Skype into the meeting). Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Tips to Run Campaign:
-Ask a health provider from the local health center to come in and speak with the children about the importance of oral hygiene.
-Discuss the 2min2x brushing technique with the children
-Use a poem to highlight all the important tasks teeth perform
-Demonstrate how to appropriately brush teeth (In person or with the help of videos/images)
-Share tips with parents so that it can be reinforced to the children
-Discuss the importance of regular dental check ups with parents
Healthy teeth are important for every child’s overall health. Teeth should be cleaned as soon as they emerge. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, decay, and tooth loss. Further research also suggests that the inflammation from periodontal, or gum disease, puts individuals at a greater risk for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Below are some things to keep in mind while taking of a child’s teeth:
It is important for kids to brush their teeth 2min2x—2 minutes each time, twice a day. This practice will lead to healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and avoidance of painful dental problem.
These 6 steps below show you how a child can brush their teeth correctly:
How can you ensure good oral health for kids?
o For parents/caretakers: Watch your child brush their teeth, and make sure they use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and spit it out after brushing.
Here are some benefits of a healthy diet for kids:
Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
Just about everyone is familiar with this advice that breakfast is the most important meal if the day. Leaving the house every day with a full stomach is important for all members of the family. But this is particularly important for kids, are powered for school, daycare or a long play day. When kids have rumbling stomachs, they are more likely to be distracted by their hunger and over time, their nutrition suffers. This is why it is so important for them to have breakfast!
Since we have established why it’s important for kids to have breakfast every day, lets now talk about why it’s vital for them to eat the right meal in the morning. Choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber, and protein while low in added sugar may enhance kids’ attention span, concentration, and memory.
Kids who eat breakfast are more likely to get fiber, calcium, and other important nutrients. They also tend to keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels, fewer absences from school, and make fewer trips to the school nurse with stomach complaints related to hunger.
It is important to serve a balanced breakfast that includes some carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. Carbohydrates are a good source of immediate energy for the body. Energy from protein tends to kick in after the carbohydrates are used up. Fiber helps to deliver a feeling of fullness, therefore preventing overeating. Also, when combined with enough liquid consumption, fiber helps move food through the digestive system, which prevents constipation.
Below are some good sources of these nutrients:
Don’t forget how important your good example is! When you make time to enjoy breakfast every day, you’re showing kids how important it is to face the day only after refueling your brain and body with a healthy morning meal, and they will be inspired to do the same!
Breakfast Basics. Kids Health http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/healthy_eating/breakfast.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle#
Nutrition: Healthy Eating for Kids http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/kids/eating-nutrition/healthy-eating/nutrition-healthy-eating-for-kids.html
For your reference:
10 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Kids: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/easy-breakfast-recipes-kids
Tips to Run Campaign:
-Ask a health provider (or a nurse) from the local health center to come in and speak with the children about hand washing
-Discuss when to wash hands
-Demonstrate how to appropriately wash hands for the children
-Share some songs and finger plays about hand washing with the children (see useful resources)
-Share some jokes and play some games about hand washing with the children (see useful resources)
-Share these tips with parents so that it can be reinforced to the children
Did you know that germs and diseases could spread from one person to another especially when they do not wash their hands? Hand washing is easy to do and it is currently one of the most efficient ways to prevent the spread of infections and illnesses.
When should you wash your hands? 1
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What is the right way to wash your hands? 1
In most cases, hand washing is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol as these can swiftly reduce the number microbes on your hands, in most situations. However they do not remove all types of germs. In addition, hand sanitizersmay not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy L
Now go forth and hand wash!
[Crianças Saudáveis para um Futuro Saudável]
Olá a todos!
A “Healthy Living Campaign” é uma parte da “Diabetes and Healthy Living Campaign”. Ela tem como objetivo aumentar a consciência sobre como um estilo de vida saudável pode ajudar na prevenção e no cuidado com a Diabetes, encorajando-os a serem proativos na promoção da saúde, e não reativos. A campanha inclui treinamento e motiva estudantes de farmácia a realizar colaborações multidisciplinares no planejamento de eventos e campanhas, enquanto conscientizam sobre essa questão de impacto global.
Este ano, a IPSF PARO Healthy Living Campaign será focado nas crianças, e o tema da campanha será “Crianças Saudáveis para um Futuro Saudável”.
Nós desenvolvemos materiais informativos focados em 3 tópicos:
- Lavar as mãos
- Saúde bucal para crianças
- Dieta saudável para crianças
Nós os encorajamos a utilizar esses materiais para conscientizar e atuar nesta campanha em sua comunidade, ajudando a criar Crianças Saudáveis para um Futuro Saudável!
2014-2015 PARO Diabetes and Healthy Living Sub-Coordinator
[Enfants en santé pour un avenir en meilleure santé]
Bonjour tout le monde !
La campagne pour un mode de vie sain est une sous-partie de l’IPSF Campagne pour le diabète et un mode de vie sain. L’objectif est sensibiliser le public au rôle d’un mode de vie sain dans la prévention et le soin du diabète en encourageant la promotion de la santé proactive plutôt que réactive. De plus, la campagne inclut l’entraînement et la motivation des étudiants en pharmacie pour se tourner vers la collaboration multidisciplinaire en l’organisation des événements et des campagnes en sensibilisant le public à un problème mondialement signifiante. Cette année, la campagne pour un mode de vie sain de l’IPSF PARO se concentra sur les enfants, et le thème de la campagne est Enfants en santé pour un avenir en meilleure santé.
Nous avons développé des ressources informatives qui se centrent sur trois sujets principaux :
Nous vous encourageons utiliser ces ressources pour sensibiliser le public et promouvoir cette campagne dans vos communautés, et créer des enfants en santé pour un avenir en meilleure santé !
Sous-Coordinateur de la Campagne Diabète et Mode de Vie Sain de PARO 2014-2015
Campaña de Vida Saludable
Niños Sanos Para un Futuro más Saludable
¡Hola a todos!
La campaña de Vida Saludable es una parte de la Campaña de Diabetes y Vida Saludable de IPSF. Su objetivo es despertar conciencia de un estilo de vida saludable en la prevención y los cuidados médicos de la diabetes por animando el salud proactivo en vez del salud reactivo. También, la campaña incluye el entrenamiento y la motivación de estudiantes de farmacia para avanzar hacia la colaboración multidisciplinaria en la planificación de eventos y campañas mientras trayendo conciencia a un problema de importancia mundial. Este año, la Campaña de Vida Saludable de IPSF PARO estará centrada en los niños, y el tema de la campaña es Niños Sanos Para un Futuro más Saludable.
Hemos desarrollado algunos materiales informativos centrados en 3 temas principales:
· Lavarse las manos
· Salud Oral para Niños
· Dieta Saludable para Niños
Les animamos a ustedes a utilizar estos materiales para correr la voz y abogar por esta campaña alrededor sus comunidades, ¡y crear Niños Sanos Para un Futuro más Saludable!
Sub-Coordinador de la Campaña de Diabetes y Vida Saludable de PARO 2014-2015
The Healthy Living campaign is a subpart of the IPSF Diabetes and Healthy Living Campaign. It aims to raise awareness of a healthy lifestyle in the prevention and care of diabetes by encouraging pro-active rather than reactive health promotion. The campaign also includes training and motivating pharmacy students to move towards multi-disciplinary collaboration in planning events and campaigns while bringing awareness to a globally significant issue. This year, the IPSF PARO Healthy Living Campaign will be focused on children, and the theme of the campaign is Healthy Kids for a Healthier Future.
We have developed some informative materials centered on 3 main topics:
We encourage you all to utilize these materials to spread awareness and advocate for this campaign around your communities, and create Healthy Kids for a Healthier Future!
2014-2015 PARO Diabetes and Healthy Living Sub-Coordinator
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