Sunday, August 8, 2010

Seventh Generation "Back To School" Kit Review & Giveaway

 
School starts tomorrow around here and it won't be long before cold & flu season starts. My daughter seems to find every cold that runs through her class. So when I had the opportunity to receive a Seventh Generation "Back-to-School" kit from Seventh Generation through My Blog Spark, I jumped on it. The kit 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. Matter of fact, I have packed one of the canisters of the disinfecting wipes in her backpack to give to the teacher on her first day. The wipes and spray have a nice clean scent (Lemongrass &Thyme Scented) and the paper towels are strong. 

Here is some information that was provided to me: 

Is your child picking up more than the ABC´s in school? While you´re packing your child´s backpack with the pencils, notebooks and tools they´ll need for a great school year, don´t forget the supplies they´ll need to stay healthy and germ-free, too.
 
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

You can also check out Seventh Generation on Facebook and Twitter today! Visit Seventh Generation on Facebook or Seventh Generation on Twitter and "Like" or "Follow" the brand to keep up with the latest news from Seventh Generation.

(Disclosure: Seventh Generation provided me with the infromation, "Back To School" gift pack and giveaway through MyBlogSpark. All personal views made in this post are fully mine.)


 Giveaway
 
Giveaway: One lucky reader will receive the same Seventh Generation "Back To School" kit that I received.
 
 
Giveaway Rules

1. This giveaway will end on 8/15/2010 at 11:59pm.
2. A winner will be choosen by using Random.org
3. The winner will be notified by email and given 48 hours after that to respond or another winner will be chosen.
4. Each giveaway entry should include an email address that the winner could be notified at.

 
Mandatory Entry
1. Leave a comment with a tip of how you keep your kid(s) healthy and germ-free.
 
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2. Tweet about the giveaway and include #MyBlogSpark in the tweet. Leave a comment each time you tweet about it with the status url of the tweet.

3. Subscribe to my blog by email (Sign up box is in the left sidebar) and leave me your email address. If you are already a subscriber leave me a comment also.

4. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a direct link to the post.

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6. Follow me on Facebook and leave me your Facebook name
 
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