This giveaway has closed. The winner is…Author: Shana, Comment: Last year my son missed I think just over 30 days. He got sick a lot 🙁
Yes, it’s school time and the germs are running wild amongst my public school friends! Did you know there are nearly 22 million days of school missed each year due to the common cold, flu and 2.7 million other bacterial found per square inch on common school surfaces! Kids love to share germs!
Dr. Alan Greene, a best selling author, has provided these great tips for keeping the sickies at bay!
Optimize the immune system
- Reap the benefits of probiotics like those found in yogurt. A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn’t last as long.
- Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food, or from a supplement.
- Build a strong foundation. Good food, good sleep, and good physical activity all help the immune system to flourish.
Be wise about reducing unnecessary exposure to harmful germs
- Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom. The most important times include after sneezing, coughing or using the restroom, upon leaving “high-risk” places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.
- Sixty percent of teachers surveyed said that they request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom. Seventh Generation’s disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs* naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.
- Stress the importance of not touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouth and nose for every cough and sneeze. This simple maneuver has spectacular results in decreasing the spread of viruses and bacteria floating about the room, waiting to be inhaled.
Even though we homeschool, we are still exposed to these school time illnesses and germs. We are active in the community and have a lot of public school friends. To help keep the sickies away at our house we use Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes and the disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner. I feel safer using the Seventh Generation products around my family.
One Not So Average Mama reader will receive a Seventh Generation “Back-to-School” kit that includes a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes (one for home and one to donate to your child’s classroom), disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels.
Main Entry: Subscribe to Not So Average Mama and then leave a comment telling me how many days of school do your children usually miss a year due to illness?
Bonus Entries: You must complete the main entry before doing any of the bonus entries. Leave a separate comment for each entry.
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This giveaway will end on Friday September 24th, 2010!
The Seventh Generation product, gift pack, and additional gift pack to give away were all given to me from Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark.
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