Welcome to the East Kingston Elementary Health Office website! My name is Rebecca Fournier and I have been working as a Registered Nurse for the past 4 years at Stratham Memorial School. We had a very busy office there and I’m very familiar with the Elementary School setting. I am very happy to be at East Kingston now to continue here as your School Nurse.
I’ve had a long career in healthcare including working in both Family Practice and Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) settings. At the ENT office I used to be an Allergy Technician and would perform allergy testing as well as giving patients their allergy shots. I live not too far away in Sandown with my husband and two children. We have an organic farm where we raise cows, chickens, sheep and pigs. I also have a large interest in nutrition and how that can affect our health, so I hope to teach students about the importance of food and making good choices.
My goal is to keep our school healthy and safe, so we can all have a successful school year.
Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns via phone or email:
642-3511 (ask for Health Office)
642-6338 (school fax if needed to send MD paperwork)
Health Office Forms
For EKES Health Office Forms, visit:
Scroll down to EAST KINGSTON and download the form you need.
Adequate Nutrition + Physical Activity = Academic Success
East Kingston Elementary School is concerned with student physical wellbeing. Scientific research indicates a positive relationship between adequate nutrition and physical activity as they relate to academic success.
You Might be Thinking….."But It’s Just a Cupcake!"
In the past, traditional celebration foods included cupcakes, candy, cookies and soda. So what’s the harm? There is nothing wrong with an occasional treat, but frequent unhealthy choices during parties, treats used as classroom rewards, food fundraisers, vending machines, snacks, and school stores constantly expose children to high-fat, high-sugar, low-nutrient choices.
Keeping celebration foods healthy allows students to learn better and sends them a consistent message. Poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can place students at a higher risk for diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and other health ailments. Federal and state laws mandate that school districts provide students with healthy food choices while in school, whether the students are obtaining food and/or beverages from the Food Service Program, school stores, vending machines or other sources, such as school parties.
Our goal at EKES is to teach and expose students to positive role models and healthy food choices that include the following recommended nutrition guidelines:
When providing snacks, lunches, and communal foods to students, please send nutrient dense foods including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy products. Offer foods of reasonable portion size; fat calories should not exceed 35% of the total calories and sugar content should not exceed 35% by weight. Some exemptions made for nutrient dense foods such as nuts, nut butters, peanut butter and cheese.
Please contact the classroom teacher in advance if you would like to bring food into a classroom.
We are committed to provide an environment that enhances the development of life long wellness practices and ensuring that all students are fit, healthy, and ready to learn. We encourage the extension of this policy into the home setting.
Healthy Snack Suggestions
Lowfat yogurt, low-fat pudding, squeezable yogurt, yogurt smoothies
Fresh fruit, kabobs, salads, apple slices with cheese, unsweetened applesauce, fruit smoothies
Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, banana chips)
Veggies with low-fat dip or
Whole grain crackers,pretzels, low-fat popcorn, rice cakes, bread sticks, graham crackers, animal crackers, baked chips, Cherrios
Nuts & Seeds
Low-fat breakfast or granola bars
Low-fat tortilla chips with salsa or bean dip
Low-fat or fat free turkey, bologna, ham, roast beef, chicken breast Low-fat cubed cheese or string cheese Fat free or 1% milk, flavored and plain
Low-fat or fat free turkey, bologna, ham, roast beef, chicken breast
Low-fat cubed cheese or string cheese
Fat free or 1% milk, flavored and plain100% juice, lowfat milk or water
Healthy Snack Rule of Thumb
35% total calories from fat
35% of weight from added sugars
Health Office FAQs
How many visits do you have each day? In a year?
On average, I see 15-25 students per day.
Health Office visits 2055
Medication Administrations 1198
Communication with Parents 360