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Still can’t believe summer is basically over and fall, as well as back to school is almost upon us.
I mean my girls had over two months off for summer vacation. But, it was only a matter of time before we were going back to school though.
However, with the summer and having been at Disney World for part of it, our healthy habits went right out the window.
See as a family, we were staying at the parks way past bedtime and thus waking up in the mornings much later than usual.
So, we are still not fully recovered from that to be honest.
But am hopeful to begin now as we head back to school to get back into healthier habits with my girls for this upcoming school year.
How will we do that?
5 Ways to Stay Healthy for Back to School
1. Get doctor/dental checkups handled before.
Here in NY kids entering into kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grades usually need to have both doctor and dental checkups to hand in appropriate forms when entering these grades. So, I usually try my best for my kids to get these checkup appointments and visits handled during the summer and before they go back to school so that there are no worries when we are knee deep in the early back to school days.
2. Ease back into school with sleep schedules.
Once summer vacation hits, bedtime definitely becomes more lax and will be completely honest when I share that it is what it is. But during the school year, my girls do indeed have a set and scheduled bedtime, so that they do get enough sleep and rest for school days. As the summer winds down, so too do we begin to slowly ease back into bedtime routines. This is so that going to bed somewhat earlier for school days isn’t jarring when we first go back.
3. Don’t forget to stress good hygiene.
Because school seems to be where so many germs and illnesses are prevalent, I always make sure to remind my girls often throughout the year and especially when heading back to school to continually make sure that they wash/clean their hands with soap and water or Purell, too.
4. Continue to offer healthy meal/snack options.
This one is probably the hardest for us, as my younger daughter is still our picky eater. But I do try my best throughout the year to stress healthy eating by offering healthy snacks and meals. So, when heading back to school, I do make sure to pack healthy lunch and snack options for my girls, too.
5. Stock up on multivitamins for a head start on healthy ways.
As far back as I can recall, my girls have been given multivitamins to help keep them healthy as much as possible. But with back to school looming, I always make sure to purchase and stock up on multi-vitamins for them. My girls are a big fan of the gummy multivitamins, so in a recent Target shopping trip, I was happy to find Nature Nature Made®’s KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies, because my kids can enjoy getting the essential daily nutritional support they might be lacking (especially my picky eater), in a delicious, easy-to-chew gummy.
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Essentially with all five of the above tips, all kids can get a head start with healthy habits this summer, so it becomes routine for back-to-school, too.
How do you get ready for back to school?
Do you use Nature Made® vitamins for your kids?
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