TIPS FOR PARENTS: KEEPING YOUR KIDS HEALTHY
The following tips may help keep the spread of germs at bay and keep your child healthy and in school.
Hand Washing. Hand washing is the simplest and most effective way to keep your child healthy at school and in the community. Remind your child to wash his/her hands before eating and after using the bathroom, blowing his/her nose and playing outside. Wash hands for 20 seconds.
Hand Sanitizer. Give your child hand sanitizer to keep in his/her desk or backpack. Remind your child to use before eating and after using shared objects.
Do not share personal items. For example water bottles, food or other personal items.
Cover your Cough or Sneeze. Encourage your child to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into the crook of his/her elbow. Toss tissues in a waste basket and wash hands as soon as possible or use sanitizer.
Avoid those who are sick. Reschedule sleepovers and playdates when your child or a friend has symptoms of a communicable illness.
Eat well, rest well. Make sure your child eats a well-balanced diet and gets plenty of rest-have a regular bedtime.
Immunizations. Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date including an annual flu vaccine.
Prevent the spread of illness at home by implementing these tips at home.