7th Generation – Back to School #myblogspark



We are only two days away from Back to School! My son is excited to go back and see all of his friends. We are glad too! One thing that I’ve become a little more obsessed about are germs. My husband even made a comment the other day. i never used to be a germ freak, but I’m getting close. Did you know that millions of school days are lost each year due to the common cold and flu? And the surfaces at school are covered in bacteria! According to Seventh Generation survey, 82 percent of parents with kids in grades K-5 fret about the germs in their children´s classrooms. At least I’m not the only one.

Seventh Generation and best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene shared some tips to help parents protect their child´s health during back-to-school season. Dr. Greene suggests taking the following precautions:

* Reap the benefits of probiotics like those found in yogurt. A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn’t last as long.

* Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food, or from a supplement.

* Build a strong foundation. Good food, good sleep, and good physical activity all help the immune system to flourish.

* Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom. The most important times include after sneezing, coughing or using the restroom, upon leaving “high-risk” places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.

* Sixty percent of teachers surveyed said that they request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom. Seventh Generation´s disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs* naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.

* Stress the importance of not touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth

I received a wonderful Back to School pack containing and a cool backpack, 2 containers of wipes, tissues, paper towels and cleanser. Most of which will be donated to my son’s school.

MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation would like to give one Mommy Has to Work reader the same thing!

To enter tell me what you’re doing to keep your children healthy and germ free this school year.

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Contest ends August 30h at 9:00pm est, US shipping only. The product(s) and information provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from myblogspark and Seventh Generation. The product(s) offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.

Anne

I’m a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I’m on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Some germs are not all bad. If you eliminate the little ones the bigger ones may kill you. It's time to take a little pill and accept the world we live in. But like the products you showed. Just trying to keep life in balance.

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    I'm not a complete germaphobe but I have a thing about shoes. I make everyone leave them at the door. Having worked as a nurse and in a lab, I can tell you shoes are pretty gross. Doorknobs are second on my list 🙂

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  112. victoria99 says:

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