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Introducing Dr. Natalie Mathurin, Our New Medical Director of Student Support Services

For the first time ever, the School District of Philadelphia has a Medical Director who will support our students’ health! Focus on FACE interviewed Dr. Natalie Mathurin about her new position and how she plans to promote health and wellness in our schools. Focus on FACE: Tell us about your new position as Medical Director...
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Read a message from District Medical Director about the Flu

Flu season is upon us and has hit students and adults alike especially hard this year. School District of Philadelphia Medical Director and Deputy Chief Health Services Natalie Mathurin gives a few tips for families on taking care of students with the flu: Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water...
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School Grants Available from Action for Healthy Kids

Fruits and vegetables OK, so you’re ready to make change happen at school! Despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health, many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and stay physically active. Action for Healthy Kids has provided $7.7 million in grants to schools since 2009...

‘TIS THE SEASON TO COOK (AND READ) TOGETHER

It's that time of year again. Time for family, friends, good cheer and holiday cooking. Hosting a big family dinner, baking cookies or just making snacks? Your child can be a great helper. And you can make sure they're building reading skills. Read the recipe together. What comes first, next and last?Put your child in...