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Step back from the stress of back-to-school preparations, and the distractions of buying school clothes and supplies, and focus on what is truly important to give our children the best start at school.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Back-to-school season is here – a busy time for both parents and public health care providers.
The race to get everything ready for your child’s re-entry to school can be both logistically challenging and physically exhausting for parents.

As health care providers, we know that heath and wellness is the basis for all aspects of quality of life. But it’s important to step back from the stress of back-to-school preparations, and the distractions of buying school clothes and supplies, and focus on what is truly important to give our children the best start at school.

What’s really important to prepare your child for success at school is to ensure they are as healthy as possible when they sit down to learn. That means ensuring they are eating and sleeping well and are able to recharge after school in a healthy way to prepare for the next day.

It also means paying close attention to their mental health, and helping them cope with any back-to-school anxiety. And it includes taking preventative measures like immunization to ensure they are protected from any communicable diseases circulating in their classrooms.

Fraser Health's Your Healthy Back-to-School Guide is a one-stop shop for tips on coping with back-to-school anxiety, mastering the art of preparing healthy lunches and breakfasts, encouraging better sleep habits, ensuring kids are protected by vaccinations, and helping them recharge with healthy after school activities.

We’ve got the tools you need to ace this year’s back-to-school race: better health for school success. Our guide can help your own family have a healthy back-to-school transition, and it’s also a great tool for sharing with clients.

After you check out the guide, please take our poll and feel free to share your back-to-school health tips below.

Good luck!


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