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9 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy as They Head Back to Class
Sleep on a schedule

Sleep on a schedule

Sleep is vital to immune health. To boost your child’s defenses, make sure they get a solid slumber: 9-12 hours for kids 6-12, and 8-10 hours for teens—at the same time every night.

Ease their mind

Ease their mind

Chronic stress can weaken your immune system. Try these tricks to help kids unwind: deep breathing, regular exercise, outdoor activities, writing down worries and plenty of hugs!

Wash those hands

Wash those hands

Clean hands keep out invaders, so make sure your kids wash up before meals, after the bathroom, after blowing their nose and when they get home from school—20 seconds every time!

Check those shots

Check those shots

Before your kids head back to class, check with your doctor to make sure they’re caught up on their vaccines (meningitis, measles, tetanus, whooping cough, flu—the whole list).

Give them a breakfast boost

Give them a breakfast boost

Fuel your kids up first thing: Whole grains to charge their batteries; protein to help them stay full and fruits or veggies for added nutrients. Skip those sugary treats!

Lunch that packs a punch

Lunch that packs a punch

A well-balanced lunch is vital. As with breakfast, go for whole grains, protein, fruits and veggies—and skip the pre-packaged foods, as they tend to be loaded with sugar.

Water, water every day

Water, water every day

Your kids need water to stay healthy. If they’re showing signs of dehydration (dark urine, lethargy, mood swings), pack them an extra water bottle—avoiding fruit juice and sugary drinks.

Stretch those legs

Stretch those legs

Kids need to move to stay healthy. That means at least 2 hours of physical activity each day. Turn off those screens, go to the park, walk them to school—whatever it takes to get moving!

Supplement their diet (and yours too)

Supplement their diet (and yours too)

Your immune system needs certain nutrients to stay strong, but it’s hard to get them all through diet. Talk to our nutritionists about vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc, probiotics and other supplements that could help your kids stay healthy.

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