Ah September. The beginning of Autumn with its beautiful orangey yellow hues, crisp mornings and some warm Indian Summer sunshine if we’re lucky. We might even dare to start thinking about Christmas. But if you’re a parent of young children, then you’re probably been preparing for those three words that we all fear. Back. To. School.
Both you and the kids might be dreading the morning routines and maths homework, but you’re probably also concerned about the onslaught of coughs, colds, sickness and stomach bugs this time of year brings.
So, amongst the shiny un-scuffed shoes, just-that-little-bit-too-big school uniform and new pencil cases, have you thought about back to school vitamins?
The biggest weapon we have in our armoury for avoiding bugs is a strong immune system. The best way to a strong immune system? A healthy diet full of fresh fruits and veggies. And whilst some kids may actually eat their greens, after a summer of ice cream and chips (because who doesn’t?) our kid’s immunity might not be at it’s strongest. Annoyingly, this coincides with replacing the outdoors with the indoors. Cramming 30 children into one classroom, the windows firmly shut is a recipe for bug-mageddon. It only takes one kid with a cold to send everyone else reaching for the tissues. Or worse, the sick bucket. And teachers, we’re not forgetting you or the fact it’s much harder for you to take a duvet day.
So, what can we do? Boost our immunity with vitamins and superfoods, that’s what!