Ready for School? Aug/Sept 2014
Just the facts about head lice
The truth about lice is that they are:
What to do:
A recipe for wellness
Click here to learn how to make Blueberry Bran Muffins.
Your back to school checklist
Keeping safe, keeping healthy:
* Younger students should give the medication to the teacher or office staff. Make sure the school has instructions or training on how to administer the medication.
Supplies for school:
Vitamins and minerals for growing bodies
Busy homes, busy schedules busy families – sometimes it can be challenging to be sure your kids are getting all the nutrients they need in a day. Vitamins should not be used as a replacement for good, whole nutritious foods, but a daily multivitamin can help make sure your children are getting important nutrients for their growth and keeping them healthy. Below is a list of the top 6 vitamins and minerals children need.
Breakfast is important
We have heard it over and over – “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. But what you may not know is why. Below are just a few reasons why breakfast, especially for children, is so important:
But remember, healthy snacks and a nutritious lunch are important, too! Keep your little ones going for the entire day!
Did you know... 31% of elementary school children and 62% of secondary school students skip breakfast?
When you consider that the body of a young teen needs more calories than at any other time of life, these numbers are quite shocking.
A good night’s sleep
Three reasons your kids need to get a good night’s sleep
Severe allergic reactions
What to know, what to do
Severe allergic reactions (also called anaphylaxis) come on suddenly and require immediate emergency care. While these serious reactions are not common, some people are at more risk than others, i.e., people with allergies to insect bites/stings, foods, and certain medications.
Severe allergic reactions usually involve at least two of the following body systems at the same time
If your child or teen has allergies and is at risk of severe allergic reactions be sure to talk to the Pharmacist at Walmart and your doctor about having an epinephrine auto injector to keep on hand (at home and at school) in case of emergency.
Packing for college or university?
Off to college or university
Well, keep in mind these changes in your normal routine may come at a cost.
Your newfound freedom, combined with a schedule packed with classes, project deadlines, studying and a social life, may lead to some poor nutrition choices. After all, who has time to make sure you’re eating well?
Well, the fact is that eating regularly and choosing healthy portions of nutritious foods means having more mental and physical energy, plus it will help you avoid the dreaded 'Frosh 15' (the 15 pounds many first year students gain along with their freedom from home).
Sure, there will be days when you are too busy or having too much fun to make the perfect food choices. That’s why it’s a good idea to supplement your diet with a good quality multivitamin. While vitamins are not a replacement for nutritious meals and snacks, they can help make sure that you are getting some of the key nutrients and minerals your body needs.
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.
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