Health Tips

Back to school time can be stressful enough, so you don't want to add an unexpected illness on top of it. Here are some health tips to have a healthy start to your school year.

-Update your vaccinations: make sure everyone in the family is up to date to prevent illnesses as well as reducing the chance of spreading illness in your community.

-Go to Bed: sleep is an integral part of health. Make sure your child is getting 7-8 hours a night, even more for younger children.

-Wash Your Hands: washing hands is the number one defense against illness so teach your children the proper hand washing technique.

-Provide healthy food and snacks: sugary foods can lead to hyperactivity, weight problems and energy crashes. Proper nutrition helps keep everyone focused and gives your child the energy to last through the school day.

-Notify School of Allergies: make sure to provide any prescribed treatment to the school along with any written instructions or doctor's note that the school may require.

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