To keep your kids as healthy as possible this school year, there are a few tips you should keep in mind.
Pack Healthy LunchesOne of the most important parts of student health is developing healthy eating habits. Helping your children to develop good habits can be as simple as packing nutritious lunches every day.
Instead of choosing lunches that are full of processed foods and sugar, pack lunches that are full of nutritious ingredients including:
· Whole Grains
· Fruits and Vegetables
Creating wholesome lunches will increase your children's energy and concentration all year long.
Pack Hand SanitizerAt school, there are plenty of opportunities for your children to be exposed to bugs and other illnesses. And though washing their hands is a great way for them to avoid these sicknesses, it isn't always possible for them to grab a hall pass.
To help your student keep clean hands without missing important class time, encourage them to pack and use hand sanitizer every day.
Schedule a Check-upThe beginning of the school year is an excellent time to plan your child's well check visit. Set up an appointment with their pediatrician so you can catch any illnesses before they become a problem.
Having yearly well check visits is an important part of staying healthy throughout the school year.
Make Time for ExerciseDuring the summer, it is easy to spend time exercising with your kids. But during the school year it can be much more difficult for them to get in their necessary exercise. Spend at least half an hour exercising with your child each day, and you will both be healthier for the school year.
Help Your Children Invest in Their HealthStaying healthy is important, but if your children don't feel invested in their health, it may be difficult for them to follow these guidelines. Instead of simply making these decisions for your children, help them to be a part of the process.
By simply giving your children input in the healthy decisions of every day, they will be much more likely to follow through. So give them options and help them to make healthy choices together!