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What steps are you taking this school year to keep your kids healthy and in school?


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Sam V. writes:
I've been doing a lot of reading lately about how your diet affects your immune system. Last year my kids missed a lot school between colds, strep and viruses. I am changing our diet and and have been easing them off sugar as much as I can. I used to send in granola bars for snacks. Now I send fruit, veggies or cheese slices. Also, after them being sick so much I on my kids constantly to wash their hands - a lot! Hoping it's a healthier school year.
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Teach Shakir writes:
Vitamin every morning and a bottle of sanitizer in the pocket.
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Team@Lysol writes:
Great question, Lisa! One step all kids should take is to wash their hands regularly with soap and warm water. To make sure they’re cleaning up thoroughly, tell them to sing through the “Happy Birthday Song” twice during hand washing time. Good hand washing habits can help prevent the spread of illness between children, keeping absences low and classrooms healthier. According to the CDC, 22 million school days are lost each year due to the common cold! That’s why Lysol® has launched the Blue Ribbon School Attendance Challenge to award $50k in prizes to schools that demonstrate the best attendance rate and parent participation. School Family members can get more info and bring the Blue Ribbon School Attendance Challenge to their schools by downloading the handbook: http://bit.ly/ay90Kw
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Emily writes:
Lots of hand washing.
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sami writes:
What steps i take giving. them a healthy diet.for the record on certain days your child will tell you that they might not be feeling to great but sometimes that a cry out for the parents love mother or father or just both or maybe something going on in school that they might not be comfort with;dealing with another kid. "What would be the best thing for the parent to do is always show not always talking because when we think our child is fine their not; so kind of show instead of demands put up invisible sign. good luck
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