Saturday, January 14, 2012

Longterm Health for Short Term $

Any of your kids have access to a school nurse? Not only does a school nurse help with minor maladies, he or she will also play a crucial role in educating little ones. Ranging from nutrition to basic personal healthcare, the long term benefits of a well informed young person will ultimately save the system money down the road. The problem is, how do you convince everyone that the cost of a school nurse is worth the money, especially in tough economic times? Few people even consider simple elements of their lives like nutrition (obesity epidemic anyone?) let alone the importance of healthcare education. The benefits far outweigh the collective cost, but sadly we'll be seeing even more school nurses cut in ensuing years.