Good nutrition must be supported by good health support. Make sure you support your child’s health by keeping their immunisations up to date and deworming them regularly. The Western Cape Government Health has programmes in place to offer every child the opportunity to be immunised and dewormed, but it is still the responsibility of the child carer to ensure that their child receives these services. Take your Road to Health Booklet to the clinic if you are unsure if your child’s immunisations are up to date. Deworming is done on a regular basis, but should your child not have received this service within the past six months, visit your clinic or ask the school when the school nurse will visit again.
Give your child the best opportunity to learn and be healthy this year.