Set a bedtime. It’s easy during summer for bedtime to occur later during the evening. Now is the perfect time to start rolling back bedtime to a more normal bedtime so everyone is rested for a school day. How much sleep does your kid need?
Preschoolers 3-5 years. 10 to 13 hours
School-aged Children 6-13 years. 9 to 11 hours
Teenagers 14-17 years. 8 to 10 hours
Teach good hygiene habits. Remind kids to always wash their hands after going to the restroom and before eating. Consider packing hand sanitizer in the school back pack
Prepare healthy snacks. Stocking up on healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole-grain bread and lean protein like turkey. Take a few minutes during the weekend to cut up fruits and vegetables and prepare things like tuna salad or hard-boiled eggs for convenience in the mornings. Consider packing an ice pack in lunchbox to keep foods cold.
Manage stress. Getting back into school can be stressful for everyone! Try not to overload schedules (as much as possible). Schoolwork and after-school activities are important, but it’s also essential to take time to relax, play and spend time as a family
Back to School Health Tips was last modified: August 4th, 2018 by admin