Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Seventh Generation Back to School Giveaway


Yesterday was the big day in our household.  Time to go back to school.  There is always so much to think about at this time of year. My husband and I talked about how great it was over the summer with no sick kids and now they are going back to school and so are the germs right along with them.

Luckily enough along with the school supplies needed we also have been asked to help supply our classes room items that will help keep the germs away.


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 germ.


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, nap time, 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.

We have been using Seventh Generation products around our home and I am so glad they are environmentally friendly and I feel safe using them around my family.  I also donated wipes to my daughter's classroom so they can have safe products in there as well.


Thanks to Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark I have a great prize pack to give away to one of my readers.  The "Back-to-School" kit that includes a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes (one for home and one to donate to your child´s classroom), disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels.

To enter to win leave a comment telling me something you do to keep the germs at bay at home or at school.

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Be sure you leave a comment for each extra thing you do. Also make sure you leave a way for me to get in touch with you (e-mail) or email in your profile page in case you are the winner. This is important as I often have winning comments which leave no way to notify them. This contest will end on Fri. Sept. 17 at 11:59pm EST and I will announce the winner soon after.

The product information the prize pack and giveaway products were provided to me from Seventh Generation  through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions are my own.

45 comments:

Kim said...

we swab our noses with salt-water-q tips!

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Lindsay said...

I carry around hand sanitizer at all times and I try to stay stocked up on those wipes.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

We stay healthy and germ free with lots of disinfectant including wipes, hand sanitizer, and hand-washing :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Mom2anutball said...

I make sure we wash our hands a ton and keep hand sanitizer all over the house!

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Doreen said...

I work in a School and I always wash my hands and have my hand sanitizer on me!! :) Thanks for the chance to win. purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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Jennifer said...

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Paulette said...

I clean doorknobs all the time!

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Jackie said...

I give my daughters little bottles of hand sanitizing gel. I let them choose the scents...and because they like the scent, they use it often in school. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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tyson2468 said...

Hand sanitizer on the kids hands before going to school. In my own head I feel that they have a little barrier on. :) Wash hands as soon as they come in the door from school. We try like heck :)

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Jenna Wood said...

We use UV sanitizer Lights

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pixie13 said...

Lots of good old fashioned hand washing & I keep high contact surfaces wiped down with disinfecting wipes.

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katychick said...

we keep that hand sanitizer in our purses, in the vehicles, in every bathroom, in my kids backpacks- we are a germ freak household.
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Stephanie said...

We wash our hands and try to eat well and get enough sleep to help our body fight off the offending germs.

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we wash our hands alot

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