Good health starts here, and we are so excited to begin this journey with you all. The purpose of the Oakwood Avenue Community School and Rosa Parks Community School Health Clinics are to provide comprehensive, preventative health care to the students without having to leave the school. This means less missed work and more learning!
The School – Based Health Clinics provide:
Pediatrics for yearly check-ups, sick visits, vaccinations and more
Nutrition and Wellness Education for families
Behavioral Health Counseling
All students and families are welcome as we strive to reach and maintain optimal health for the students at our Community School Health Clinics! For more information or to register your child(ren), please contact the Treatment Coordinator at your school:
Oakwood Avenue Community School Health Clinic:
Cilamene (CiCi) Joseph: 973-677-4000 Ext. 3621
Rosa Parks Community School Health Clinic:
Afrika Bond: 973-677-4000 Ext. 1224
Since February is the month of the Heart….our Hearts… I thought it appropriate to share with you this beautifully written excerpt from “Staying Healthy with Nutrition” by E. M. Haas, M. D. Enjoy! Denise Hajjar
Vitamin L (the love vitamin) is commonly known as the “universal” or the “love” vitamin, as coined by humanologist, Bethany ArgIsle. One of the most important nutrients for optimum health is a daily dose (or more) of Love. The vital human emotion/expression/experience is necessary for the optimal functioning of people and all of their cells, tissues, and organs. It is found in most of nature – in foods, domestic animals, friends, and family – and is used to heal a wide variety of diseases. There are no toxic effects, but deficiency can cause a wide range of ailments.
Sources: As stated, vitamin L is found in a great variety of sources but must be developed and nurtured to be available. Fear, anger, worry, self-concern, and many other human emotions can destroy vitamin L. It is found readily in most mums and dads and is very highly concentrated in grandmothers and grandpas. Sisters and brothers may be a good source of vitamin L, though often this is covered up in early years, develops in the teens, and is more available in adulthood. Massage therapy is a particularly good source of vitamin L.
Vitamin L is also found in cats, dogs, and horses; in flowers and birds; and in trees and plants. In food, it is especially found in home-cooked or other meals where vitamin L is used consciously as an ingredient. It is digested and absorbed easily and used by the body in its pure state, being eliminated almost unchanged; in this, it is unique among the vitamins. It is also made by friendly bacteria and all positive reactions and attitudes in the body.
Functions: This vitamin acts as the “universal” vitalising energy. Vitamin L helps to catalyze all human functions and is particularly important to heart function and the circulation of warmth and joy. Digestion is very dependent on appropriate doses of Vitamin L, as is the function of the nervous system. Adrenalin, the brain endorphins (natural tranquillisers and energisers) and other hormones are enhanced by Vitamin L as well. A wide variety of other bodily and life functions are dependent on vitamin L, and it is extremely important to the healing process.
Deficiency and toxicity: There are rarely any serious problems from excess intake of vitamin L. Side effects, however, may include swooning, a strange feeling in the centre of the chest, goosebumps, and staring blankly into space.
A big “Thank You” to Haley Fernbleaux and Vanda Yenikomshuyan, students from Montclair State University Nutrition Department. They joined the kindergarten, second and third grade classes and at the Oakwood avenue school and delighted the students with a nutrition presentation project!
Follow the links below!
The team also did an outstanding presentation to parents/guardians where they discussed healthy eating and how the overconsumption of processed foods effect the risk of cardiovascular disease hypertension. Diabetes high blood pressure. They also discussed the My Plate recommend rations and how to purchase produce at a lower cost reflective of “in season” fruits and vegetables. Please follow link below for further discussion: