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Dr. Freddie Fox Health Tips

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  • Set a reasonable bedtime so your kids will be well-rested for school.
  • Beat the heat – when it’s warm outside, drink plenty of fluids, regardless of your activity.
  • When playing at the playground, check to make sure that playground equipment surfaces are safe, soft and well-maintained.
  • Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher with both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Buckle up! Ensure that everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt, every time.
  • Get moving! Aim to get 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity each day. 
  • When grocery shopping, ask your kids to choose a new fruit or vegetable to try.
  • Play it safe! Make sure your child wears protective gear during sports and recreation.
  • Get moving! Children and adolescents should be active for at least 60 minutes each day.
  • Apply insect repellent to protect your family from the mosquitoes and ticks.
  • Re-establish school routines a few weeks before school begins to help your children adjust.
  • Create a relaxing nighttime routine to make it easier for your child to fall asleep at night.
  • Create an emergency plan and practice it with your family regularly.
  • Make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date.
  • Power up your child’s day with a healthy breakfast each morning.
  • Set a good example for your kids by eating healthy foods.
  • Make sure your child's school is aware of allergies, physical restrictions and any medications your child takes.
  • On the first day of school, arrive early to give your child time to settle in.
  • Always encourage your children to wear a bicycle helmet, even for short rides.
  • Protect your family from the flu with an influenza vaccination.
  • Check or replace your carbon monoxide batteries twice a year and smoke alarm batteries at least once a year.
  • Wash your hands – this is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.
  • After trick-or-treating, examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
  • Show, rather than tell. Be a healthy role model for your children.
  • Take a few extra minutes to make sure meat, poultry and eggs are cooked thoroughly before serving to your family.
  • Keep your refrigerator below 40°F and refrigerate foods properly.
  • Put together an emergency supply kit that includes water, food, medicines and first aid items.