Germs Don’t Belong on Your Kid’s Lunch Menu! Did you know that the number one way germs enter the body is through the mouth while eating? With that being said, we need to remind our children to wash their hands multiple times a day—placing an emphasis on hand-washing prior to consuming food in order to protect them from unwanted bacteria. Spreading germ awareness...

Four Things Your Little Athletes Should Never Do! Youth sports provide confidence, improve hand-eye coordination and foster friendships. However, kids need to be on-guard and use their germ smarts, even while playing their favorite games! Dressing areas, locker rooms and gym bags are frequently used, yet often overlooked when it comes to sanitary practices. These...

Be Poolside Ready: Family Safety & Hygiene Guidelines Pool safety and personal hygiene are essential whether you’re basking in the backyard or heading to the local public pool. These 10 health-promoting tips ensure your family will be safe and sound while lounging poolside this summer. 1. Don’t drink the water. This is especially critical for young children....

Germs Be Gone: Home Remedies for Summertime Sniffles, Coughs, Fevers & Allergens Mucus build-up, sore throat, itchy skin, oh my! Sure it’s summer, but germs don’t go on vacation. Warm weather and humid conditions may in fact stimulate the growth of germs and spread of contagions. Not to mention, children are outdoors for prolonged periods of time and exposed...

Teaching Kids about Pesticides and Fruit-Washing Techniques http://www.milehimama.com/vinegar-wash-for-fruit-and-veggies-and-7-tips-for-washing-produce/ http://npic.orst.edu/capro/fruitwash.html ...

Summer Camp Contagion Summer camp contagion: Sound like the title of a recent horror movie? It is actually what’s lurking around your child’s favorite summer camp. A breeding ground for festering germs stimulated by the sweltering heat, high levels of moisture (think swimming pools) and constant interaction among, well let’s face it, germy kids! Whether they...

  Sun Protection 101 In the heat of prime summer months, skincare and sun protection are at the forefront of our minds. Whether you have a newborn baby, young toddler or brooding teen, kids never outgrow sunscreen. Below, we take a look at some core facts you need to know to keep your family safe—and sunburn-free—this season!   How to Apply: Spray sunscreens...

Up, Up, and Away: Don’t Let Airplane Germs Crash Your Vacation! Families gearing up for summertime vacations mean full flights and airplane germs are at an all-time high. Don’t let your vacation start off with infectious germs wreaking havoc on your family! Protect you and your children by following these four simple tips:   Disinfect to Protect. It’s no surprise...