When parents teach kids important healthy habits it can help make school and health a priority during the school year. Here are some great tips on how to keep your kids healthy.
1. Teach Your Child About Proper Hand Washing
Hand washing is one of the most important ways we can prevent the spread of illness in the classroom and elsewhere. By teaching your child how to wash her hands properly—and to especially wash after blowing her nose, using the bathroom and before eating—you can help her reduce the risk of getting sick, and keep her from infecting others if she catches an infection or illness.
2. Boost Your Family's Immune System Health
Keeping your child's immune system strong is an important way to stay healthy and ward off illness during the school year. Getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress, exercising, making time to laugh, and emphasizing hand washing can help reduce your child's risk of getting colds, flu, and other infections.
3. Teach Your Child Healthy Habits to Prevent Cold and Flu
Does your child know the important healthy habits to prevent colds, flu, and other infections? Healthy habits such as remembering not to keep touching his eyes or refraining from sharing cups and utensils with friends are important to learn.
4. Set Good Sleep Habits
Making sure your child gets enough sleep is a crucial part of keeping her healthy. Sleep is important not only for a child's physical and emotional health but it can play an important role in how well she does in school, too.
5. Give Your Child a Brain-Boosting Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day when it comes to school kids. A balanced breakfast of protein and complex carbohydrates has been shown to be important for brain function as well as for maintaining a steady level of energy throughout the day.