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With kids back in school, we have to work a bit harder to keep everyone in the family healthy. As a mom, I consider it my job to do whatever I can to help support my kids’ immune systems so they can stay healthy and be ready to take on the things that they need to do in school (and anywhere else).
Doing that can be a bit tricky but there are things your kids can do every single day to help increase their chances of staying healthy during the school year.
>Get a good night’s sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep doesn’t just help kids stay alert during the school day, it can help their body have the resources it needs to stay healthy. I know I always feel run down when I don’t get enough sleep (which is more often than I care to admit) and it’s the same for my kids. Set a family bedtime and do whatever you can to stick to it. If you notice that your kids are still tired in the morning or during the day, push bedtime back by 15 minutes.
Take a daily multivitamin
Our favorite vitamin for kids is the Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies that we get at Target.
They taste so good and my kids love taking them (which is half the battle when it comes to getting kids to take vitamins). I have a few picky eaters so I feel a lot better knowing they are getting a boost with a multivitamin.
Your kids can enjoy getting the essential daily nutritional support they may be lacking, in a delicious, easy-to-chew gummy. Nature Made KIDS FIRST Multivitamin Gummies come in great-tasting all- natural fruit flavors that your kids will love, like Orange, Cherry & Mixed Berry. Not only do they taste great, they help fill many of the key nutrient gaps from your kids’ diet and support overall health.†
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Practicing Frequent Hand Washing
Stress relief is important, not just for adults, but for kids too. Kids often have a lot of their plates and it’s easy to forget that they often aren’t equipped to deal with that level of stress. Make sure that you go beyond the basics of making sure the homework gets done and everyone gets to after-school activities on time. Be sure and find time to have fun together as a family. If you notice your child seems stressed, see what things you can cut from your schedule so he has more down time.
Eating a well-rounded diet
Healthy eating habits start early and right now your kids are at an important stage of life where they are forming habits that will last a lifetime. Encourage healthy snacking, eating a wide-variety of foods, and limiting sugar-intake.
I’ve found my kids are often more than willing to eat healthy foods if I just have them prepped in a way that’s fun and easy for them to enjoy. Keep a variety of fruit cut and ready to go in the fridge for quick snacking. Use dips to encourage kids to eat more veggies. Pack lunches so you can control the ingredients and be sure that your kids are eating a good variety of foods.
I’m hoping this year is a fun and healthy one for all of our families. Are you doing anything to keep your kids healthy now that they are back in school?
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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