How to give your family a 'back to school' immunity boost

How to give your family a 'back to school' immunity boost


How to give your family a 'back to school' immunity boost

In preparation for those early morning starts, parents are regularly on the lookout for means to ensure that both they and their little ones are healthy, happy and energised for the new school year ahead! Here are my top 5 back-to-school tips to help you and your family stay fueled throughout the academic year, without taking a great deal of extra time out of your day.

Set Healthy Sleeping Habits

Spending time under the sunshine during summer is plenty of fun, but we don’t tend to stick to a daily sleep schedule over the summer holidays! To help children ease back into a sleeping schedule, gradually adjust their sleep and wake schedules.

Ensure Kids De-Stress

Back to school can be stressful for kids and parents alike. Help manage stress by encouraging spending time outdoors, trying out yoga and even meditation! These activities have been found to help de-stress and also assist in boosting immunity, improving concentration and increasing confidence! 

Grade-A Breakfast

Hungry children have trouble focusing and simple meal planning goes a long way to start their day right! Nutritionally rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, can positively impact mood and can even help with the production of feel-good neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. So it's worth stocking up on nutritious foods packed with nutrient-rich carbohydrates, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. I'd recommend experimenting with various ingredients, such as granola, fruits, whole grains, seeds and nut butters – these can all be used to create bars, breakfast bowls, smoothies and even fruit roll-ups!

Boost your Family’s Immune System

Keeping your child’s immune system strong is an important way to stay healthy and helps keep colds at bay during the school year. Diets rich in immune-boosting foods, such as citrus fruits, broccoli, kiwi and sunflower seeds, can help your family build infection-fighting white blood cells to protect itself against infections.

Don't forget to include these in your supplement regime As adults, our immune system relies on a delicate balance of vitamins and minerals to optimally function, and it’s best prepared to take action when we feed it the right kind of nutrients. In addition to eating a healthy, balanced diet, it's definitely worth considering supplementing with extra immune boosters, such as vitamins C, D, zinc, iron and selenium – all of which play a key role in strengthening the immune system all through the year! An easy way to top up your immune-boosting nutrients is by taking our Immune Support Gummies, which provide a punch of vitamin D, C, selenium and zinc with added elderberry extract to give your body a boost of antioxidants.

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Written by Riya Lakhani ANutr

Riya Lakhani ANutr is a registered nutritionist and health writer with a special interest in plant-based nutrition. She has completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, and has developed a passion for writing about all things plant-based.