WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - On average, elementary school children get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, but there are ways to keep your little scholars healthy, as Holly Firfer explains in today's Health Minute. }}" />

   
 
 
Ways For Children To Stay Germ-Free At School

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/24/2013 On average, elementary school children get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. Many parents and teachers refer to it as the back-to-school plague. But there are ways to keep your little scholars healthy. Here's Holly Firfer with today's Health Minute. Back to school is always an exciting time. But sharing classrooms with lots of children can also lead to health problems. That's because when children are younger, they touch their faces, mouths and noses and then touch other kids, which is how they pick up all kinds of germs, like colds, pink eye and strep throat. What to do to protect your little ones? Avoid the water fountain. Have your child bring their own water bottles to school and ask them not to share with anyone. Use hand sanitizer, especially before eating their lunch. Cafeteria trays are a hot bed of nasty gerrms. Make sure your child gets enough rest to keep the immune system healthy. Sleep experts say 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night is the best. Keep your kids active and well fed. A good nutricious breakfast, including vitamin C, can build energy and resistance to germs. And, doctors say, bundle up their overcoats. Studies have shown people who protect themselves from "Old Man Winter's" wrath are less likely to catch colds later on in the year. All good tips to keep the germs away from your school kids, as well as your family.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Employees of Tractor Supply Company in Ontario got an unexpected break from work Friday afternoon. Full Story
Image1 A big financial windfall comes to North Central State College's Kehoe Center in Shelby. Full Story
 
Image1 The new president of OhioHealth MedCentral visits the Mansfield Kiwanis Club to update the group on the Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals work and plans for growth. Full Story
Image1 A 15-year-old Loudonville teen is in custody accused of stabbing his father to death. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Loudonville teen accused of stabbing his father to death

Girls' night out with a medical twist

Beware of asphalt paving scams

Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Two injured in semi accident on I-71

Johnny's Superstore Aims to Raise 10K

IRS offers tips to spot scam phone calls

NC receives $1.5 million grant

Ohio NAMImobile Stops In Mansfield

Justice For Brian Garber Protest Staged In Mansfield

One Car Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Madison Increases Lunch Fees And Approves Repairs

The Need for Speed 5K Coming This Weekend

OSU-Mansfield, Ashland University Sign Nursing School Deal

Mansfield Firefighters Hold Boot Drive For MDA

Former teacher gets probation

Mansfield Schools Open For New Year

Armed Robber Hits Park Avenue East Gas Station

Eastview Elementary Parents Club Reports $10,000 Theft

Mansfield man arrested for robbery and abduction

More News