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Effective Ways to Keep Your Kids’ Immune Systems Strong


As a parent, you know how important it is to teach your kids about health and wellness. There are dozens of viruses and types of bacteria floating around schools, daycare centers and everywhere else your children go on a daily basis, making them highly susceptible to catching something and ending up bedridden.

Flu season is always a good time to teach your kids about immune system protection, but this year it’s even more critical. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17,101 laboratory-confirmed hospitalizations associated with the influenza have been reported during the 2018 flu season – from October 2017 to February 2018 – so far. Unfortunately, the virus has claimed the lives of at least 37 children in the country, as reported by CNN, and this season is only expected to get worse before it comes to an end.

To ensure your children leave the house and return in the utmost health, you must encourage them to take care of their immunity and follow habits that build the body’s defense mechanism and self-healing abilities. Here are a few effective ways to keep your kids’ immune systems strong:

Teach Them How to Wash Their Hands Properly
Your children may find it silly that you want to go over handwashing tips with them, but it doesn’t hurt to brush up on a helpful routine that can effectively prevent the spread of germs. Here is the simple five-step procedure recommended by the CDC:

  1. Use warm or cold running water to wet your hands. Turn off the faucet, then apply soap.
  2. Rub your hands together to lather up the soap, being conscious about cleaning between the fingers and under the nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for about 20 seconds.
  4. Turn the faucet back on and rinse under clean water.
  5. Use a clean towel or air dryer to dry hands.

Remind your children that they should be washing their hands before they eat, and after using the toilet, coughing, sneezing and blowing the nose, touching an animal or its waste and handling the garbage.

Get Them to Bed at a Normal Hour
You know that a good night’s sleep is the key ingredient to a well-rested body, but do your kids know that? If the body doesn’t have enough time to recuperate for the following day, it won’t work as it should, and the immune system will eventually break down. According to the National Sleep Foundation, kids between the ages of 3 and 5 need 10 to 13 hours of sleep every night. School-aged children between 6 and 13 years old can get by with 9 to 11 hours, and teenagers between 14 and 17 need 8 to 10 hours every night. Encourage your kids to follow these recommendations based on their age brackets.

Reduce Stress Levels
Cortisol and adrenaline levels rise when feeling anxious or stressed out – this goes for both adults and children. When these chemicals are elevated for a long period of time, the immune system can weaken. Children often have busy schedules – between going to school or daycare, participating in extracurricular activities and hanging out with their friends – which can hinder their stress levels. Make sure your children understand the importance of setting aside time to rest, because their bodies need a break to recharge in order for their defense systems to work properly.

Think About Probiotics
You know that a daily multivitamin can provide your children with the essential nutrients they need to thrive, but have you ever considered probiotics? This healthy bacteria occurs naturally in the gut and offers protection in the digestive tract to block harmful bacteria from invading the body’s defense system. However, sometimes, the body’s naturally occurring probiotic count simply isn’t enough.

We recommend supplementing with Hallelujah Diet Children’s Probiotic. This product supports the health of the digestive tract with eight strains of probiotics, also working to build a strong immune system.  Our Children’s Probiotic contains no lactose or gluten, and is a Non-GMO, plant-based product that comes in a delicious cherry flavor. Now’s a great time to consider supplementing your kids’ diets with a beneficial probiotic product.

Encourage Them to Follow a Plant-Based Diet
Beyond the probiotics and other supplements, encouraging your children to follow a primarily raw, plant-based diet is the easiest way to build up their immune systems during the treachery that is flu season. The abundance of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in the foods consumed on the Hallelujah Diet can support the body to enhance its self-healing abilities and protect against bacteria and viruses spreading throughout your children’s most visited environments.

Every child has a sweet tooth, but sugar is known to suppress the immune system and could be the reason your kids get sick this winter. Encourage them to eat healthy alternatives instead of processed sweet treats, focusing on fresh fruits, nuts and seeds when it’s time to snack.


  1. Angela Solomon March 5, 2018

    Great advice for our kids! I have 3 kids 2 in school and one in college I always encourage healthy eating, hand washing and the Hallelujah Diet Probiotics they work great!

  2. Connie Gesser March 6, 2018

    Great suggestions for healthy children. I think children today are under a lot of stress in our noisy, busy life styles. So the suggestions for helping children deal with stress are helpful.

    I agree that sleep is important, so it is imperative that children get the sleep they need. I it helpful to learn how much each age group actually needs.

    Yes, probiotics are also very important to good health. Many children aren’t born with enough because of being born cesarean, or because they did not receive enough good bacteria from their parents who did not have enough good bacteria. Many other factors can kill off the good bacteria also, so supplementing with probiotics is a good idea.

  3. Annette March 7, 2018

    This Blog was great to read, especially with all these children getting sick with the flu or strep throat. I have grandkids that I remind them of how important it is to wash they hands and cover they mouth when they are sick. Using the Liposomal Vitamin C is great and the children probiotics is good when trying to build your immune system. Good information !

  4. Jennifer March 7, 2018

    Thank you for the great tips. As a mom its so important to me to keep my little girl as healthy as possible.

  5. Thank you for the valuable tips on keeping kids healthy. With them being exposed to every imaginable germ out there in the real world, it is important to do our part at home to strengthen their immune system by making sure they eat properly and get plenty of rest. It’s also a good idea to consider giving them a good probiotic, especially during cold and flu season. Hallelujah Diet offers a great tasting, chewable tablet that offers 25 Billion CFUs per serving.

  6. Jennifer March 26, 2020

    I have always appreciated learning different ways to be sure my girls stay healthy. Now with all that’s going on in this world with the coronavirus it really touches my heart even more to have good solid information on how to keep my girls as healthy as possible. Thank you again for the information!

  7. These are great suggestions to help keep our kids healthy. It is that time of year when they are back in school and the weather is changing so more potential for germs. I love the HD Liposomal Vitamin C I use it daily and suggest it for my kids.

  8. Encourage your children to make good food choices. The best way to influence your child is to be a good role model. Children watch what we do and they want to do the same thing. If you want your child to eat healthy, you need to make health food choices both at home and away from home. Your child will most likely follow your example and do what you do.

  9. Annette Whitworth December 30, 2021

    All of these steps is great to keep our kids immune system to stay strong, especially now that there is anothe COVID 19 strain is out again. I have told my grand kids to keep wearing the mask and when they start to get sick I make sure to keep giving them the supplements and more like I give them the vitamin D3 and the silver to build and keep they immune system up. Thanks

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