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5 Easy Tips for Maintaining Good Health as Kids Head Back to School

Written by: Holly Cooper

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It's time to go back to school! Discover five easy tips to keep your child healthy and thriving throughout the school year. From proper hand hygiene to incorporating Seattle Elderberry for natural immune support, this blog post provides actionable strategies for parents. Learn how to prevent common health issues and integrate these tips efficiently into your daily routine. Get ready for a successful school year!

As parents gear up for another school year, ensuring our children's health and well-being becomes a top priority. From common illnesses to the challenges of a busy schedule, it's essential to equip families with practical tips to maintain good health throughout the school year. Plus, we try to do as much as we can in our household to minimize learning time missed in the classroom! In this blog post, we will explore five easy tips to help parents navigate the school environment and keep their children healthy. Plus, we'll re-introduce a few of our favorite natural immune-boosting formulas that could be a game-changer for families across the country. Let's dive in!

Proper Hand Hygiene: The First Line of Defense

One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs is through proper hand hygiene. Teach your children to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water before meals, after using the restroom, and whenever they come home from school. My youngest kiddo likes to sing “Happy Birthday” or “ABC” a few times through as he washes. My older girls both carry a pocket-sized hand sanitizer for instances when soap and water are not readily available. (We love the Dr. Bronner's spray sanitizer!)

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Healthy Eating Habits: Fuel for Success

A balanced diet plays a pivotal role in supporting a child's overall health. Most days, we pack lunches. We love to use PlanetBox lunchboxes so that it's easier to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. We choose to avoid processed foods and sugary drinks, as they can contribute to a decline in energy levels and weaken the immune system. Incorporating Seattle Elderberry (syrup, gummies or to-go drops) into your child's morning routine can provide a natural immune boost against seasonal colds, helping them stay healthy throughout the school year!

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Adequate Sleep: Rest, Recharge and Revitalize

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Okay so I've never used the words “recharge" or "revitalize” with my own children, but establishing a consistent sleep routine is crucial for your child's physical and mental well-being. Sleep is SO important and lack of sleep may lead to weakened immune systems, poor concentration, and mood swings. Set a regular bedtime and ensure your child gets the recommended hours of sleep for their age. Create a calm and comfortable sleep environment by minimizing distractions and electronics in their bedrooms. Got grown-up sleep issues? Check out our Sweet Sleep To-Go drops! Our very first all-natural sleep supporting product!

Active Breaks: Move, Stretch, and Refresh

Encourage your child to stay active throughout the school day by taking regular breaks. Physical activity helps boost circulation, strengthen the immune system, and improve focus. Encourage them to participate in recess, join sports teams, or engage in fun activities that keep them moving. Find opportunities for family activities like walks, bike rides, or dancing to ensure everyone stays active together.

Open Communication: Keeping Tabs on Your Child's Well-being

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Maintaining open communication with your child is vital to understanding their health and well-being at school. Encourage them to share any discomfort, changes in behavior, or signs of illness. We like to take family hikes or walks because it gives us a little bit of time with each child to download the latest events, details about friends and whatever else is happening in their lives! Stay connected with their teachers, school nurses, and fellow parents to stay informed about any contagious illnesses or health concerns within the school community.

As parents, taking proactive steps to safeguard our children's health is essential. By following these five easy tips – practicing proper hand hygiene, promoting healthy eating habits, ensuring adequate sleep, incorporating active breaks, and maintaining open communication – we can minimize the impact of common health issues in the school environment. Remember, to give your child's immune system an extra boost, consider integrating Seattle Elderberry into their daily wellness routine. Here's to a healthy and successful school year ahead!

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