Keeping Students Healthy in the Classroom

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On average, elementary school children get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year.

Many parents and teachers refer to it as the ‘back-to-school plague.’

But there are ways to keep your little scholars healthy.

Experts suggest avoiding the water fountain.

Instead, have your child bring their own water bottles to school and ask them not to share with anyone.

Use hand sanitizer, especially before eating their lunch.

Cafeteria trays are a hot bed of nasty germs.

Make sure your child gets enough rest to keep the immune system healthy.

Sleep experts say 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night is the best.

Keep your kids active and well fed.

A good nutritious breakfast, including vitamin C, can build energy and resistance to germs.

Doctors also recommend bundling up their overcoats.

Studies have shown people who protect themselves from “old man winter’s” wrath are less likely to catch colds later on in the year.

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