According to the CDC, the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands. Frequently wash your hands to keep away germs that you have picked up from other people, contaminated surfaces and pets.
Avoid smoking and breathing other people’s secondhand smoke. Nearly all tobacco use starts during teen and young adult years, and causes immediate damage to your body. To learn more, visit www.BeTobaccoFree.gov.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, which don’t require water, are an excellent and convenient alternative to soap and water. If hands are visibly dirty, wash with soap and water!
March is National Nutrition Month. Experiment with new foods and new combinations. Try mango or peach slices on whole-wheat toast with a peanut butter and honey. Mix mandarin oranges into a salad!
More mothers in the U.S are breastfeeding their babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies breastfeed until 6 months old – then be breastfed in combination with complementary foods until age 12 months.
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