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Cold and flu season is in full swing. Children are at increased risk of catching colds due to their immune systems not being fully developed. The fact that they remain in close proximity to a lot of other children in school or daycare doesn't help things either. On average most children can get 8 or more colds per year.

Instances of colds do increase in the winter months, but probably not for the reason that you may think. The cold temperatures do not actually cause your child to catch a cold. But dry air does lower resistance to the viruses that cause colds. When the heat is running most homes have lower humidity, and outside air is also drier in the winter.

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The flu virus affects people all over the world each year. Children aged 2 and below are at an increased risk of experiencing severe health complications due to flu. The 2017-18 flu season has been particularly hard on children with around 53 pediatric flu-related deaths reported in the US. And we are just four months into the flu season.

After reading this article you will know why it's essential to get your child a flu shot every year before the start of the flu season.

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Kids are more prone to head lice than adults, especially when school is in session. Their close proximity to others, and the possibility of swapping hats and scarves, increase the chance of spreading lice. The good news is that you can prevent the spread by following these tips:

 School Lunch Box For Kids

Whether your child is just starting school or daycare for the first time, or if they’re in middle or high school, they need nutritious foods throughout the day to keep them energized and alert. As a parent you certainly want to ensure that your child has a lunch that can give them the required nutrients.

Here are some healthy and tasty lunch ideas that can keep your child going:

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