Did you know the CDC’s main tool for tracking flu is called the I-L-I net? It stands for Influenza-like-Illnesses because it includes other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to flu. Regardless, a spike in influenza-like symptoms happens every winter. When this happens, any mom knows germs spread like wildfire at school and then through the home.
Bonnie Ward, a registered school nurse of 33 years, has seen it all. She knows classrooms are the perfect place to explain how flu is spread. Hear how Bonnie teaches kids how to wash their hands, why it’s important to them, and the guidelines for parent to determine if a child should be at home instead of school.
And since 70 percent of your body’s immune system lies in your digestive tract, Gary Kracoff, NMD, R.Ph., reviews helpful foods for fighting flu.
Nancy Peplinsky, a mother of two boys and founder of the Holistic Moms Network, explains how educating children about their own immune system and the consequences of what they eat puts them on a path to healthy living. Her goal is for her children to be involved in their own health beyond just taking a pill when something hurts.