The Delta State University School-based Asthma Management (SAM) Program recently collaborated with Piccadilly Restaurant in Greenville to host “Reading with Wheezy” story time in partnership with the restaurant’s “Back to Books Club.” The event was held at Piccadilly Restaurant and featured story time and tours of the Delta Music Institute’s Mobile Music Lab, where students learned the basics of making their own music using different instruments.
Students took part in an interactive reading of “Breathless Bethany Buttercup.” The book is about Bethany’s struggle to have fun with her friends due to her asthma until her mother took her to the doctor. The doctor helped Bethany and her mother write an Asthma Action Plan that would help keep her asthma under control. As a result of the plan, Bethany could enjoy playing with her friends again.
Piccadilly’s “Back to Books Club” encourages students to read more, and the SAM Program reminds parents that an Asthma Action Plan for school and daycare is required for each student that has a medical diagnosis of asthma.
The SAM Program began in 2009 as a partnership between the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Center for Community and Economic Development at Delta State University. The Delta area component of SAM supports 77 school nurses in 14 counties and 31 school districts with a combined enrollment of approximately 77,000 students. For more information about Asthma Action Plans or the School-based Asthma Management Program, please call 662-846-4784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.