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4 Health Tips for School Students

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School is starting back and you know what that means? Germs, germs, germs!

We do everything we can to prevent kids from getting sick and spreading germs, even giving them health tips for school students. We also keep a watchful eye over them while they’re at home so we know that they’re doing the right thing.

However, when they leave our care and head out into the world we don’t know if they’re doing what they’re supposed to or paying attention if any of their friends are passing around germs.

So, as I sit here today with the worst cold I’ve had in a while that I caught from my son who went back to school last week, here are some tips to keep your kids healthy at school, that you can share with your family so they won’t bring those nasty buggers home.

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Health Tips for School Students

1. Wash Your Hands

I believe this is the most important stay healthy at school tip. Kids use their hands for everything! They eat with them, give high fives, play with toys, and flush toilets with them.

Washing hands with warm water and soap is essential to getting rid of unwanted germs and preventing your kids from spreading them just by a simple touch.

2. Cover Your Mouth

I don’t know how many times I had to tell my son to cover his mouth when he coughs or sneezes before he finally caught on. There’s been times when I’ll be talking to him and he just sneezes in my face and I’ll have his nasty germs in my open-talking mouth.


Now he knows that he should cover his mouth with the crook of his elbow. Also, if he sees one of his friends coughing or sneezing into their hands he knows that he shouldn’t share toys or anything else with them and that it’s ok to tell them how to properly sneeze or cough to prevent germs.

Keeping Kids Healthy While in School

3. Never Share Food or Drinks

I hope that my kid isn’t sharing food at school, but sometimes you just don’t know with four year olds. They see something they like, they ask for it, and their friend may or may not share.

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I’ve explained to my son why sharing food and drinks isn’t healthy and how it passes along germs.

A lot of young kids are diagnosed with meningitis and it’s easily spread through saliva. I went as far as showing him what backwash looks like in a bottle of water so he can have a disgustingly realistic view of germs.

4. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

I know, I know. It’s hard to even get your kids to eat fruits and veggies at home. Now that you’re not there to remind them to eat them, they may choose not to.

I tell my son that if he eats his fruits and veggies that he’ll grow up to be big and strong.

In an essence that’s true, but what I’m not telling his is that a lot of them have certain vitamins that will help boost his immune system that will help him fight off any bad effects of germs.

Do you have any tips to keep your kids healthy at school?

If you want to know ways to keep your family healthy at home, then you may like to read the 13 Things Around Your Home You Should be Disinfecting, But Probably Aren’t.


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  1. Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands. It can’t get more important than that! I totally agree! We are always washing hands to avoid germs and food allergens with my kiddos!

  2. I taught my daughter the art of the “vampire sneeze” as soon as she could understand to cover her mouth when she sneezed. It helps to cover her own mouth, but yet, she doesn’t sneeze into her own hands.

  3. When it comes to germs and kids you can only do so much. Reminding them to wash their hands with soap and to eat healthy will help. But kids are like petri dishes, they love to spread the germs around.

  4. Oh gosh, these are some good points. Colds and flus seem to spread incredibly quickly at school!

  5. Good hygiene is important especially when at school. Loving these tips that you have here, I remember teaching my kids the same things when they were little.

  6. I remember when I was kid Mom told me not to share the food; the end result was horrible. My friends started to hate me and they started bullying as well. They thought that I discriminate; however, that was a different time. These tips are actually important and needs to be implemented correctly.

  7. I am a little bit worried with food sharing. My son loves sharing his food!

  8. These are wonderful tips. We will send our little one in school next year and this is a worth read.

  9. I have discussed the washing of hands with my sons. Keeping the germs at bay is so important.

  10. The sharing part is the most important one, and it’s the most tricky as well. Of course, you’d want your kid to experience the feeling of generosity but health comes first!

  11. Hello Kendra,

    As basic as the tips in this post are, they are very important. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Hi, Kendra Lovely post I would like to share this because it’s very helpful for me. keep it up & please don’t stop posting Thanks for share such kind of nice information.

  13. I am very much anxious about my kids specially when he is at school. Thanks for sharing this great tips with us. Learned a lot of things.

  14. Thanks for reminding me that I need to pay attention to creating a balanced diet that would work well for me. Got too much information related to health problem. This post is very helpful. Thanks for sharing such an informative post!!
    Thank Kendra your health post is help in my life health………