Ways to keep your child healthy throughout the school year

Posted at 7:18 AM, Jul 28, 2017

DENVER — School is around the corner for many kids in the Denver metro, and health experts are encouraging parents to start getting their kids back into healthy routines. 

Finding the help to take care of a sick child can be hard for some parents. Katie Daley, a mother of two, does everything she can to keep her children healthy during the school year. Her daughter is heading back to school in a few weeks. 

"Trying to keep everything that goes to school clean as best as possible," said Daley.

Luck was on their side last year. A school year without her daughter getting any viruses, and this year she wants to keep the same record. 

"I think she has a pretty strong immune system, so we got pretty lucky for sure," Daley said.

Denver7 spoke with Katherine Plog Martinez, the executive director of Whole Child Support for Denver Public Schools.

She said now that summer is winding down, parents should start getting their child into bedtime routines.

"Our bodies really need a good night sleep to be able to stay healthy and fight off infections and illnesses," said Plog Martinez.

Other ways to keep your child healthy throughout the school year: 

  • Eat a healthy breakfast every day.
  • Great hand washing habits.
  • Immunization records are up-to-date
  • Eat fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Stay active, even after school.

"Things offered through parks and recreation and local non-profits and partner organizations, and so figuring out what's available through your local community," Plog Martinez said. 

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