Back-To-School: Health and Wellness Tips for Families Preparing for A New School Year

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As families around the country begin a new school year, keeping children healthy and in class is key to their success. Absenteeism for children can hinder their academic growth as well as cause an economic hardship at home from the costs of doctor visits, parents missing work to care for a sick child or having to hire baby sitters.

To help keep kids in school and learning, the health and wellness experts at Mannatech created a simple set of suggestions that can help keep kids feeling good and staying focused.


Before school starts, parents should take their children to a doctor for a wellness check-up or physical. Also, this is a chance to ensure shot records are up-to-date and any developing allergies are addressed.


The next stop should be at a dentist to make sure everything is in order with your children’s teeth and that any dental work can be done before school starts to avoid missing class time.


Sleep is one of the most important elements of a child succeeding at school and staying well. Rest helps keep the immune system strong. While summer is winding down, it is time to get the kids back on a disciplined sleep routine. Most kids stay up late and sleep in during the summer, but those hours need to be adjusted so children can get between 8-10 hours of sleep each night before getting up for school.


Today’s modern school kid often has a backpack filled to the breaking point. Heavy books and electronics can make a backpack a health hazard. Look for a backpack that is the right size for your child and make sure it is adjusted to fit, and give it regular inspections to make sure it is not being over loaded.

Clean Hands

Schools are a stew of germs and bacteria, some of which can cause illnesses. Reinforce with your child the importance of regularly washing their hands and practicing courtesy when they are coughing or sneezing as to not spread anything to other children.

Healthy Eating

Sleep and diet are the pillars that will give kids plenty of energy and strong immune systems that will enable them to give their best in the classroom. A balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables at each meal is highly recommended.

Today’s fast-paced schedule of working families with school children means skipping healthy meals or relying on candy or fast food. To make sure families and school kids get off to a great start, Mannatech provides a variety of nutritional supplements, starting with a kid-favorite, MannaBears™. These gummies shaped like bears are specially formulated to deliver Glyconutrients to young people during their growing years while serving as a tasty alternative to junk foods. MannaBears deliver antioxidant support by delivering a specially formulated Glyconutritional blend, along with 11 dehydrated fruits and vegetables, including pomegranate juice concentrate powder.*

Additionally, for students in high school or college that need to keep going strong during long study sessions, Mannatech offers MannaBOOM™ Slimsticks. MannaBOOM Slimsticks are packed with naturally-sourced antioxidants and Mannatech’s core Glyconutrient ingredients. The slimsticks can be taken anywhere, anytime and give a quick, powerful boost to the immune system with Glyconutrients and an herbal blend of plant and food-sourced vitamin C.*

Also, Mannatech’s Ambrotose® dietary supplement is clinically proven to provide cognitive support for young adult functions essential for reaching their potential in the classroom. According to human clinical trials published in peer reviewed journals, Ambrotose powders can positively impact brainwaves associated with attention in young adults and improve memory and alertness in middle-aged adults.*

The cognitive factors of focus, attention and memory are crucial for young adult students aiming for high academic achievement.

Also, Mannatech’s TruPLENISH™ Nutritional Shake is a healthy and cost effective breakfast alternative for busy days that you can prepare for the whole family in under a minute. TruPLENISH is a complete meal replacement and will likely be the healthiest meal of the day for students.


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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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