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MNTC Healthy & Fit Program

MNTC is committed to the health and wellness of its students and staff. One way we do this is through a water and footsteps tracking sheet available for download on this page. Students have the opportunity to earn rewards throughout the school year as they stay mindful of water intake and movement throughout the day. 

MNTC Health Awareness Tips

February is National Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. Click here for dozens of ways to become healthier!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

A key to reporting child abuse and neglect is being able to recognize common indicators. Find factsheets, reference books, and research on definitions, signs, and symptoms of different types of child maltreatment by clicking here.

May is American Stroke Month

Tip: Call 911 if you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms:

  • Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
  • Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly? To learn more, visit the Stroke Association.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Fact: Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
Fact: An estimated combined total of 162,020 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2015.
Fact: New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.8 percent of the estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2015. To learn more, visit LLS.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  

Tip: Women with a family history of breast cancer run a higher risk. Have an annual physical, mammograms when requested, and see your doctor sooner if you notice changes.
Tip: Physical activity, a healthy diet, and not smoking decrease your risk of breast cancer. To learn more, visit Susan G. Komen

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Fact: Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Fact: The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.