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Whether it is virtual learning, homeschooling, or going back in the classroom, let’s make sure all of our students, parents, caregivers, and teachers are fully prepared to have a successful school year.

Transitioning back to a new school year may be a struggle after a long summer of staying home and hanging out with the family. The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to make many lifestyle changes, and it certainly has changed the way our students’ will receive their education. Starting the year off with a positive mind set, healthy mind, body, and spirit will set us up to meet and conquer the new challenges that this new school year will bring.

Here are a few healthy tips to make sure your school year is productive and successful.

  1. Focus on eating whole, nutrient dense foods.
  2. Start the day off with a balanced breakfast including healthy proteins, fats, and unrefined carbohydrates.
  3. Plan healthy lunches for the week and healthy snacks throughout the school day. Always include fresh organic vegetables and fruits.
  4. Make sure your students have a well-organized workspace at home for virtual learning. Include plenty of natural light with limited distractions.
  5. Let the kids have recess, even if you are at home. Spend a few minutes outside.
  6. Take the time to discuss your students’ school day. Ask about likes and dislikes and how you can help or become more involved.
  7. Get a good night’s rest. Try to get the kids to bed (and parents) so that they are getting at least 8 hours of restful sleep.
  8. Take a good quality multi-vitamin to fill in any nutritional gaps in the diet.
  9. Continue to boost your immune system with immune supporting supplements.
  10. Wash your hands often, and wear a mask if you have to leave the house.

In the event our students have the opportunity to return to the classroom, take the time to talk with your child about staying safe at school. Proper hygiene, safety gear, good conduct (not sharing supplies and keeping socially distant from classmates), and being respectful to each other will be the keys to having a successful year at school.

Think positive, eat healthy, keep active, and stay safe!

We wish everyone a healthy and productive school year!

-The Wellness Centre Team

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