School is back in session! Here are some ways you can reduce the risk of infection, even during a pandemic.

  • Exercise as a family – Be the role model your kids need.  Some family activities include bike riding, basketball, and tennis.
    • Pass the Veggies – Carrots, green beans, oranges, & strawberries all contain carotenoids, which are immunity-boosting phytonutrients.  Red bell peppers contain 3 times as much vitamin C as citrus.  Broccoli is packed full of vitamins and arguably one of the best things you can put on your plate.
      • Vitamin C – There’s a reason so many reach for a glass of OJ when they feel a sickness brewing.  Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells, which help fight infection.  So keep the citrus handy!
      • Sleepy Time – Being well-rested isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity!  Not getting enough restful sleep regularly can reduce immune function.
      • Probiotics – Your gut microbiome plays a pivotal role in determining when and how well your immune response operates.
      • Clean Please – To help kids get into the hand washing habit at home, let them pick out their own fun hand towels & soaps!
      • Elderberry – Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, you can drink the syrup or take a supplement.