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I had no idea that sending my daughter to her first week of Kindergarten meant the plague was going to hit our house.
We’ve all heard it over and over again that getting enough sleep each night helps keep our bodies in tip top shape. From my personal experience, if I don’t get enough sleep a few days in a row, I immediately start to feel run down and seem to pick up any illness that I come into contact with. This usually happens to me right before a big vacation. By the time the trip is over, I’ve started showing symptoms of a cold or flu.
Most kids get enough exercise on the playground at school, but it’s always good to get them moving on the weekends while they’re at home. Having them join a sport that they love or playing a game of tag at the park with the family is enough to get their heart rate up.
Parents, I get it. Most kids hate the word “healthy” and cringe at the sight of anything leafy or green. My daughter is going through an anti-green phase right now, but she will eat broccoli. So, needless to say we serve a TON of broccoli with dinner. I also try to include a fruit in her school lunches, limit the PB&J sandwiches and send water bottles instead of juice boxes.
You can check out my Pinterest board titled FOOD FOR LITTLES for tips on sneaking healthy ingredients into foods our kids love.
Do you have any other great tips for helping avoid the back-to-school illnesses? I’d love to hear about them. Leave me a comment!
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