Kids need a healthy immune system to stay supercharged. Provide your children with vitamins that contains 100% of the daily value of vitamin C, as well as 8 B vitamins, which are essential to children's development and function of major bodily processes. My favorite is Incredivites, because it contains lactoferrin, a nutrient found naturally in breast milk.
My next suggestion is to remove shoes at your doorstep. Do you know where your kids have stepped today? Imagine the bacteria, molds and toxins that live on the school bathroom floor. Yikes! Keep those pollutants outside of your home.
Don't forget to wash your hands with soap and water as soon as you enter your home. It's the best way to keep whatever your kids have touched or handled throughout the day in the outside world, on the other side of the door. Our family uses Get Clean Hand Wash Concentrate. It's a soap-free cleanser that's pH balanced and hypoallergenic.
Open up your home. The pollution inside our homes is worse than outside. Air fresheners only make it worse by covering up smells, not eliminating them, and add unsafe toxins to your home. Try using natural and non-toxic cleaning choices that are safe for you, your home and the planent, called Get Clean!
Here's what other mom's are saying about staying healthy this school year!
Chrystal, from Happy Mothering, says to try and eat a whole foods diet and cut back on sugar intake.
Ashely, author of The Reynolds Mom, suggests washing lunch boxes and backpacks frequently, get plenty of sleep and keep a routine. She also agrees with Chrystal, make healthy snacks for kids, nothing processed!
Alicia, from Green Lifestyle Consulting, recommends drinking lots of water and sending your kids to school with reusable water bottles. Also, try eating more organic foods. Start with the "Dirty Dozen."
Nicole, who writes at Some Call It Natural, feels it's important to pack a lunch everyday and not buy school lunch! She suggests packing it the night before so there is never an excuse and you don't run out of time in the morning. And if recess has been taken away at your child's school, make sure your kids get outside for at least 30 minutes a day.
To make lunch packing more eco-friendly and fun, Audrey, from Bump to Baby Gear, loves the reusable kid's sandwich bags by Built.
Along with taking vitamins, Nicole, author of Mom Always Finds Out, gives her children probiotics to naturally support digestive health and the immune system.
I am passionate about encouraging healthy living, so if you have any questions about the products listed above, let me know how I can help you!
Do you have any other tips you recommend to keep kids healthy this school year?