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Published:March 10th, 2009 15:20 EST
Obama Offers New Parents Regular Visits From Trained Nurses

Obama Offers New Parents Regular Visits From Trained Nurses

By Robert Paul Reyes

President Barack Obama spoke to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce today on the topic of education. In a wide-ranging speech, he drew a direct correlation between children`s health and academic excellence.

"That is why the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act I signed into law invests $5 billion in growing Early Head Start and Head Start, expanding access to quality child care for 150,000 more children from working families, and doing more for children with special needs. And it is why we are going to offer 55,000 first-time parents regular visits from trained nurses to help make sure their children are healthy and prepare them for school and life." President Obama

The economy is the most pressing problem that Obama faces, however the president hasn`t neglected other important issues. I think everybody would agree that education is an issue that we must not overlook, even in times of economic turmoil.

Obama relalizes that a healthy student is much more likely to succeed in school, than a child who doesn`t eat properly and never sees a physician or a dentist. That is why Obama has come up with an innovative plan to offer first-time parents regular visits from trained nurses to help make sure their children are healthy and prepared for school.

First-time parents often find themeselves overwhelmed, and the grandparents aren`t always available to lend a helping hand. Frustrated parents will benefit from regular visits from nurses who will counsel them on proper nutrition and other health matters.

Mom and dad will see the benefits of this program immediatly, and we will see the results a few years from now when these healthy young students grow up to be successful lawyers, accountants, physicians and secretaries.