Seventh Generation Back-to-School Giveaway
I have used Seventh Generation products before and LOVE them! Not only are they “green,” they effectively clean! I was excited to work with Seventh Generation again in a Back-to-School Giveaway on The Mommy-Files.
With nearly 22 million school days lost each year due to the common cold and flu (CDC) and as many as 2.7 million bacterial found per square inch on common school surfaces (NSF International), it’s no wonder that 82 percent of parents with kids in grades K-5 fret about the germs in their children’s classrooms (according to a survey conducted by Seventh Generation). This school year, Seventh Generation is sharing tips from best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene, to help parents protect their child’s health during back-to-school season. Dr. Greene suggests taking the following precautions:
Optimize the immune system
– Reap the benefits of probiotics like those found in yogurt. A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn’t last as long.
– Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food, or from a supplement.
– Build a strong foundation. Good food, good sleep, and good physical activity all help the immune system to flourish.
Be wise about reducing unnecessary exposures to harmful germs
– Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom. The most important times include after sneezing, coughing, or using the restroom, upon leaving “high-risk” places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.
– Sixty percent of teachers surveyed said they request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom. Seventh Generation’s disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.
– Stress the importance of not touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
– Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouth and nose for every cough and sneeze. This simple maneuver has spectacular results in decreasing the spread of viruses and bacteria floating about the room, waiting to be inhaled.
I love Seventh Generation and was excited to participate in this “Back-to-School” kit review on The Mommy-Files. Thank you so much to MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation for an amazing review and giveaway opportunity!
1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a Seventh Generation “Back-to-School” kit that includes a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes (one for home and one to donate to your child’s classroom), disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels!!!
WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)
– Share a tip on how you keep your kids clean and germ-free!
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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, September 26th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.
The Seventh Generation product, gift pack, and prize pack were provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.