BACK-TO-SCHOOL: TIPS TO BUILD YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNITY

by | Jan 19, 2023

How can you protect your child from back-to-school germs? Some healthy habits can serve as an immune booster for kids, helping them fight off pathogens more effectively and recover faster.

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Here are four healthy habits to help boost your child’s immune system. 

  1. Encourage a healthy diet: Children should consume a variety of foods daily from the five major food groups: vegetables, fruits, starchy carbohydrates, protein, and dairy.1

 

  1. Ensure they get plenty of ZZZs:A good night’s rest not only improves academic performance, memory, and behaviour but also boosts immunity.2

  1. Keep them active:Physical activity contributes to children’s overall health, which may support their immune system functions.3
  2. Reap the health benefits of probiotics:Taking care of your child’s stomach is the first step toward a healthy lifestyle, as the majority of the immune system is located in the gut.4Reuterina junior® 5, coupled with Reuterina® Vit D6 drops, can play an important role in how the gut functions including boosting the immune system.7

 

 

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References:
  1. Mayo Clinic. Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet. Available from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/nutrition-for-kids/art-20049335. Last accessed November 2022.
  2. Sleep Foundation. How Sleep Affects Immunity. Available from: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/physical-health/how-sleep-affects-immunity. Last accessed November 2022.
  3. da Silveira MP, da Silva Fagundes KK, Bizuti MR, Starck É, Rossi RC, de Resende E Silva DT. Physical exercise as a tool to help the immune system against COVID-19: an integrative review of the current literature. Clin Exp Med. 2021 Feb;21(1):15-28. doi: 10.1007/s10238-020-00650-3. Epub 2020 Jul 29. PMID: 32728975; PMCID: PMC7387807. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7387807/. Last accessed November 2022.
  4. Vighi G, Marcucci F, Sensi L, Di Cara G, Frati F. Allergy and the gastrointestinal system. Clin Exp Immunol. 2008 Sep;153 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):3-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2008.03713.x. PMID: 18721321; PMCID: PMC2515351. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515351/. Last accessed November 2022.
  5. Reuterina® Junior Approved Package Insert, July 2010.
  6. Reuterina® Vit D (drops) Approved Package Insert, August 2013.
  7. Indrio F, et al. The effects of probiotics on feeding tolerance, bowel habits, and gastrointestinal motility in preterm newborns. J Pediatr 2008;152:801-806. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18492520/. Last accessed November 2022.
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