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School Health

Baker County Health Department

  •  904-259-6291
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    Fax

    904-259-3015
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    Mailing Address

    480 West Lowder Street 

    Macclenny Florida 32063 

     

School Health 

The mission of Florida’s School Health Services program is to appraise, protect and promote the health of students.  Preventive and emergency school-based services are provided to public and private school children in grades kindergarten through twelve. 

   School nurses enhance health within the school and community by providing health appraisals, nursing assessments, immunizations, nutrition assessments, preventive dental services, periodic health screenings, health counseling, referral and follow-up of suspected or confirmed health problems, emergency health services, and promoting activities to reduce risk-taking behaviors.

Every year, School Health conducts Student Health Screenings where they look at vision, hearing, scoliosis, and BMI (Body Mass Index).  We are improving the health of our students and we use BMI’s to measure our success.  BMI screenings are conducted in the First, Third, and Sixth Grade.  Each student is categorized by their age and they fall into percentages.

2013-2014 

School

Underweight

Normal

Overweight

Obese

Total

Key

<5%

5%-85%

85%-95%

>95%

 

MES-1st grade

4.10%

67.27%

10.45%

18.18%

220

WES-1st grade

7.28%

64.08%

14.56%

14.08%

206

MES-3rd grade

1.52%

59.10%

16.16%

23.23%

198

WES-3rd Grade

8.42%

62.87%

10.89%

17.82%

202

BCMS-6th grade

10.36%

75.39%

0%

14.25%

386

2012-2013

School

Underweight

Normal

Overweight

Obese

Total

Key

<5%

5%-85%

85%-95%

>95%

 

MES-1st grade

2.84%

64.93%

15.64%

16.59%

211

WES-1st grade

5.10%

66.33%

3.78%

14.80%

196

MES-3rd grade

1.51%

58.79%

15.64%

18.59%

199

WES-3rd Grade

8.00%

58.22%

12.68%

21.13%

213

BCMS-6th grade

5.47%

54.48%

16%

23.63%

402