Seventh Generation Back To School Giveaway

I am sure you all have kids in school or at least are starting soon right?! Mine have already been in school for almost two months. Go me! But with that I get more time to deep clean my house and also send the kids off with items that I prefer don’t come back with germs.

A good way to accomplish that is with Seventh Generation:

With nearly 22 million school days lost each year due to the common cold and flu (CDC) and as many as 2.7 million bacterial found per square inch on common school surfaces (NSF International), it’s no wonder that 82 percent of parents with kids in grades K-5 fret about the germs in their children’s classrooms (according to a survey conducted by Seventh Generation).

This school year, Seventh Generation is sharing tips from best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene, to help parents protect their child’s health during back-to-school season. Dr. Greene suggests taking the following precautions:

Optimize the immune system

  • Reap the benefits of probiotics like those found in yogurt. A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn’t last as long.
  • Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food, or from a supplement.
  • Build a strong foundation. Good food, good sleep, and good physical activity all help the immune system to flourish.

Be wise about reducing unnecessary exposure to harmful germs

  • Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom. The most important times include after sneezing, coughing or using the restroom, upon leaving “high-risk” places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.
  • Sixty percent of teachers surveyed said that they request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom. Seventh Generation’s disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs* naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.
  • Stress the importance of not touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouth and nose for every cough and sneeze. This simple maneuver has spectacular results in decreasing the spread of viruses and bacteria floating about the room, waiting to be inhaled.

*Refer to disinfecting product labels for full details

By now you should now I am a HUGE lover of all things Seventh Generation. They work wonders, have light smells and are GREEN. PERFECT. I actually sent my paper towels and tissues to my kids’ school! Now they are also benefiting from the green factor.

Now you get a chance to win this:

seventh generation products

Giveaway Information:

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  20. The kids have their own hand sanitizer that is in cute little bottles. They have got into a habit of knowing when it is needed, and they do really well.

  21. We wash our hands regularly and use tissues when we have colds – very important!

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  43. I try HARD to keep the girls germ-free. We have disinfectant wipes all over the house and I carry hand sanitizer with me to keep ready when we have sneezes or anything else!

  44. Pauline Milner says:

    Handwashing in our home is a must. They wash their hands whenever they come in from outside and before meals. I started them doing this when they were young, and now it is not a chore, but a habit.

    Thank you for the very green giveaway!

  45. It’s almost impossible to keep the kids completely germ free, plus germs are essential in building a strong and robust immune system, but when we’re out and about I try to use alcohol free hand sanittizer and wipes; especially after plaing on playground equipment or day out in public places using public restrooms. I also supplement their Vitamin D intake with vitamins and plenty of nutritious foods. Thanks!

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  46. this would be awesome to try

  47. I always wipe my neice and nephew’s (and the kids I work with at school) hands with wipes after playing on the playground, and I try to teach proper hand washing techniques. It’s impossible to keep the kids germ free, especially with many around, but I always try to give them the information they need to stay clean.

  48. We keep hand sanitizer around the house and make sure hands are washed before eating or preparing food.
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  52. We wash hands all the time!

  53. We try to leave our shoes at the door when we come so that we aren’t tracking those germs from the bottoms of our shoes all over our house.

  54. We keep antibacterial gel around the house – not too much encouragement so that they don’t use it excessively but we let them know when is appropriate.

  55. We practice hand washing right along with our teeth brushing – can never get enough clean hands.

  56. Marlene V. says:

    I try to keep my son germ free by having him wash his hands when he comes home from school and before every meal.

  57. We have a strict rule about washing hands as soon as you return home. I can’t control the germs they encounter ‘out there’ but I can control what is floating around my house. So as soon as they return from a playdate or shopping or the park, it’s straight to the bathroom to wash their hands.

  58. we love to only use natural cleaners so I would like this

  59. Mya Brooks says:

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  88. Washing hands as soon as we return from school is a healthy routine.
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  89. Annmarie W. says:

    We do a lot of handwashing, along with eating healthy foods & getting plenty of sleep each night!

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  97. My kids wash their hands with warm water and soap often.

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  99. We wash our hands a lot , take shoes off at the door, and keep our immune systems up by getting a good nights rest and eating well balanced meals. jas8929 at gmail dot com

  100. We wash hands frequently, lysol all that we can, get plenty of sleep and take extra vitamin c

  101. I have my kids wash their hands with soap & water frequently

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  103. To keep resistance up we eat well and drink lots of water. We wask our hands frequently and step away when someone’s about to sneeze.

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  104. we disinfect backpacks after school

  105. nadia clouatre says:

    I keep them germ free with a gel for their hand that they bring with them at school

  106. We stay germ-free by eating lots of veggies and frequently washing our hands

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  108. jennifer barr says:

    I make them wash their hands alot. I keep the antibacterial hand soap on hand at every sink in our house.

  109. have children frequently wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs

  110. Remember to regularly disinfect doorknobs, cabinet handles, phones, and toilet flush levers – otherwise they’ll harbor germs for you to spread.

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  112. We wash hands as soon as they come home from school
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  115. Handwashing is heavily encouraged.

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  130. We stay germ free by wiping door knobs and faucets with sanitizing wipes.

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  132. wiping door knobs

  133. I use a lot of disinfecting wipes&wash hands all the time!
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  145. I don’t believe it is possible to be germ-free however we use harm reduction by utilizing bleach based cleaners (I know we need to be green), hand washing, hand sanitizer, proper nutrition and proper hydration.

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  152. We’re doing our best to teach proper handwashing skills and frequency

  153. Thanks for the giveaway…we try to reduce the kids exposure to germs during the school year by having them remove their shoes when they arrive home from school, and ushering them to the sink to wash their hands to try to knock down some of the virus & bacteria they may have acquired during the day.

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  161. Michelle H. says:

    I try to enforce hand washing and keep common objects such as door knobs clean.

  162. Tammy Greer says:

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  163. We wash our hands often and disinfect commonly used items.

  164. Veronica Garrett says:

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