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How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Season

Let’s talk about keeping our families healthy this cold and flu season. These tips are part of a sponsored post in partnership with Rainbow Light® sharing our healthy cold weather habits. All opinion are mine.


This is my oldest son’s first year living away on campus and I’ve already heard countless horror stories from parents about their kids being really sick. With so many young adults in the dorms and this being the first time many have had to care for themselves while sick, it seems that when dorm catches a bug, it spreads like wildfire to the other dorms. How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

My time for coddling him is over and he now has to manage his health, but I can still help by including things in his care packages to keep him healthy. He’ll be home for Thanksgiving so I snuck a bottle of Rainbow Light®Active Health Teen Multivitamins into his bedroom for him to take back to school.How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

Since I’m not sure what he’s eating I want to make sure he’s getting the vitamins he needs to boost his immune system during the cold New Jersey winter he has ahead of him. He’s lived in the South all of his life and this winter will be brutal for him. He’s number 15 on the men’s Rugby team which means he’s out in the cold practicing a lot so adding Rainbow Light® organic multivitamins filled with immune-boosting key ingredients to his daily regimen will help him stay well during this cold and flu season. How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

What attracted me to Rainbow Light® is that they have something for my entire family and they are vegetarian, gluten-free, free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives.How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

Another plus is Rainbow Light® vitamins and gummies aren’t made using eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, or shellfish. My son shares a dorm room with three other students and I don’t know if any of them have food allergies. He can use Rainbow Light® vitamins and not worry about triggering anyones allergies.

I’m super proud of how my son has transitioned to life at college and how well he’s been managing himself. We went up to see him two weeks ago and he looked healthy and happy except for a persistent cough.How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

He told me the campus physician prescribed an OTC medicine that I’ve never found successful with coughs so I told him what I recommend. I’ve nursed this child through countless cold seasons, tried countless cold medicines and believe I know what he needs, but didn’t press too much. I truly wanted to go buy the medicine and administer it to him because he was coughing a lot by the end of our time together, but I didn’t. Overall he’s doing so well and I can rest easy at home knowing he’s thriving.

One the home front, my two youngest teens are thriving as well and we’ve only had one short cold so far this fall. We’re going to do our best to keep the colds at bay with plenty of hand washing, disinfecting, healthy food choices and Rainbow Light® vitamins and gummies. Rainbow Light® has something to help everyone in the family stay well. My husband and I use Women’s One and Men’s One while my youngest teens use the Gummy Vitamin C Slices and Sunny Gummies Vitamin D3.How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

Niyah and Juwan take up to three Gummy Vitamin C Slices and one Sunny Gummies Vitamin D3 per day. I know they don’t always choosing the best foods from the school lunch options so including daily vitamins along with fruit snacks helps me make more of an impact on their health.How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

They’re teens now so it’s my job to help them in make healthy life choices by providing the tools. Having vitamins and healthy snacks on the table for them to grab makes teen well-care feel like second nature for them. It allows them to take ownership of their health this cold and flu season because they’re old enough to understand the connection between well-care and being well.

How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Season

Healthy eating habits, physical fitness and good hygiene are our defaults for wellness and we are looking forward to those habits keeping us cold and flu free this season.

How will you encourage your kids to take ownership of their health this cold and flu season? Share your tips o helping your kids stay healthy in the comments.How We Keep Our Active Family Well During Cold and Flu Seaso

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