The Back-to-School season means it’s also the cold and flu season. Are your kids armed with the proper knowledge and tools to fight the uninvited germs that can be found in the classroom? Help jump-start a healthy school year with these Healthy Habits tips.
Healthy Snack Packs
Some children may be little bundles of energy, but are they getting the fuel they need from proper nutrition? As you plan school lunches, talk to your children about making the connection between good nutrition and healthy habits. Encourage them to investigate healthy foods that offer nutritional boosts and power!
Over 38 million school days missed each year due to common, preventable illnesses like the cold and flu. To make sure your child is in school learning and not in bed sick, it’s important to encourage your child’s teacher to not only clean surfaces around the classroom but to disinfect them.
Help stock the classroom with disinfecting products, like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, which are now eligible for Box Tops for Education redemption.
Fight Sick with Six!
Studies show that students who make it a habit to wash hands during key times get sick
less often. As your children head back to school, have a conversation with them about how they can “Fight sick with six!” and wash their hands at six key points each day:
- Before every meal or snack
- After using the bathroom
- After blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing
- After touching garbage
- After handling animals, animal cages, animal food or animal waste
- If hands are visibly dirty
Ask them what other times might be good to wash hands. What about coming in from the playground? Talk about other things they can do to help prevent the spread of germs, such as sneezing into their elbow or covering their mouth with a tissue. What ideas do they have?
Make a reminder
- Decorate a 4″ x 6″ card with “Fight sick with six!” for them to tape to their desk
- Make a bracelet with six beads or charms
- Set up a chart on the fridge and let them put stickers for each time they washed their
hands each day
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