Dr. Steve Berry of Revere Health’s own Orem Family Medicine recently sat down with Good Morning Utah to discuss good health habits for keeping your kids healthy as school begins. He discussed three ways you can help children stay healthy throughout the year.
First, keep you children home from school if they are contagious.
Remember that coughing and sneezing are two of the fastest ways to spread sicknesses to other people. If your child shows either of these symptoms, then it is best to keep them home from school.
Second, make sure that your kids are getting enough sleep.
Dr. Berry reminds parents that children need around 10 hours of good sleep. Unfortunately, the majority of kids are only getting around 6-7 hours of sleep because they are staying up on their phones and tablets. Help your kids establish healthy bedtime habits by removing electronic devices from the room at night.
Third, encourage your children to eat a healthy, wholesome breakfast each morning.
Studies have shown that kids that eat breakfast each morning stay home from school less than those who don’t eat breakfast each morning. Breakfasts that are high in protein will help kids feel full longer, and provide them with the energy they need throughout the school day.
Watch the video below to learn more healthy back to school tips from Dr. Berry’s appearance on Good Morning Utah!