Angie Preston, RN

School Nurse, Ext 4006

Family Nutrition Education Programs

University of Missouri Extension

Would you like to be a part of the District Wellness Committee? Parents, students, and community members welcome! If so, please contact the School Nurse at (816)-297-2158 x4006.

District Wellness Program

updated 02/24/2022

Wellness Committee

Current committee members:

Tina Simmons, Senior DNS

Don Lile, Superintendent

Angie Preston, RN/School Nurse

Lisa Todd, Staff Member


-Top 10 reasons to eat More fruits and vegetables-

  • COLOR AND TEXTURE

  • CONVENIENCE

  • FIBER

  • LOW IN CALORIES

  • MAY REDUCE DISEASE RISK

  • VITAMINS AND MINERALS

  • VARIETY

  • QUICK, NATURAL SNACK

  • FUN TO EAT!

  • DELICIOUS, AS WELL AS NUTRITIOUS!

The benefits of well-child visits

  • Prevention. Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your pediatrician about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.

  • Tracking growth and development. See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with your doctor about your child's development. You can discuss your child's milestones, social behaviors and learning.

  • Raising concerns. Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child's pediatrician such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your pediatrician at the start of the visit.

  • Team approach. Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among pediatrician, parent and child. The AAP recommends well-child visits as a way for pediatricians and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health of a child.