Keeping Kids Healthy: Building Immunity Through Nutrition

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Ah, the joys of fall — the leaves are turning, the pumpkins are out and the kids are back in school.  During all those back-to-school preparations, did you remember to prepare your child’s immune system? Fall is also the start of cold & flu season and all the sniffling, sneezing and coughing that goes with it, putting our immune systems to the test.

Prevention: The Earlier, the Better
It’s important to remember with children that their immune systems are still developing and are not the same as an adult’s. The immune system strengthens over time. During the first few months of life, an infant relies partly on mother’s antibodies. We see that babies often get infections that are uncommon in adults and react differently to vaccines. It isn’t until a child is about five years old that they are able to make effective antibodies against certain antigens. A child’s immune system won’t resemble an adult’s until he or she reaches puberty.

That’s why it’s so important to teach our kids good habits now that support their developing immune systems and overall health. Continue reading “Keeping Kids Healthy: Building Immunity Through Nutrition”

Science and Health Today: Raising Healthy Kids

SubscribeButton-webkidBLOGimageWhat parent hasn’t given in to a child’s request for a fast food kid’s meal? The occasional indulgence is fine every now and then. Unfortunately, more and more children are getting most of their meals on-the-go. Continue reading “Science and Health Today: Raising Healthy Kids”

Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development

SubscribeButton-webnutrition child developmentDuring childhood, optimal nutrition is critical to proper growth and development. Unfortunately, many children today don’t receive adequate amounts of key vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Experts have identified the following vitamins and minerals as especially vital for promoting a child’s long-term health: Continue reading “Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development”

Flourishing With Reliv Now for Kids

“To watch my child flourishing is wonderful,” says Kim Smith, a Reliv Master Affiliate from Franklin, Indiana. But Kim’s three-year-old son, Eli, didn’t always enjoy good health.elismith

Eli suffered from several food allergies and asthma, and trips to the emergency room were common. His breathing problems and allergies kept him indoors while other children played outside. Continue reading “Flourishing With Reliv Now for Kids”