Northwood High School

Northwood High School has been particularly successful in tracking students BMI and getting students with a higher than normal BMI, the help they need.

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Eduardo after losing 40 lbs!

Northwood had one student, Eduardo, who was in the 99th percentile for BMI, and while there was no family history of heart disease or diabetes, Eduardo’s blood sugar was in the diabetic range. Due to the student’s own motivation and the support he received from the SBHC staff at Northwood, Eduardo began taking part in the afternoon nutrition class at Northwood. As part of their Hallways to Health programming Northwood enlisted Nutrition Educator, Elizabeth Saunders, from the University of Maryland Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, to lead a four-week after school nutrition program for students. Through the after school program, Eduardo learned basic nutrition and healthy eating habits.

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Conference Success!

The Maryland Assembly is an advocacy organization that promotes school-based health care for all Maryland children and youth.

MASBHC’s 2014 Annual Spring Conference, The Changing Landscape of School-Based Health Care, was held on May 15th at the Rockland Conference Center located at the Stevenson University’s Owings Mills Campus. The conference was attended by over 130 school based health professionals and school administrators.

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