Get your kids back-to-school ready

Harlingen/Brownsville β€” With the first day of school just around the corner, it is important to get your kids ready for the school year to ensure they are healthy and ready to succeed.

Here are a few tips from Valley Baptist Health System to help make sure your kids are ready for their first day.

Pack Healthy Lunches

Lunch should be a lot more than just a sandwich and a bag of chips in a brown paper bag. A healthy lunch filled with the proper nutrients can ensure your child is satisfied and ready to learn.

Ensure Proper Immunizations

It’s important to ensure your child has the proper immunizations to begin the school year. Check with your pediatrician to see if your child is due for any immunizations.

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Sports Physicals

If your child is planning to enroll in a sports activity make sure they have had a proper sports physical and ask your doctor for ways to prevent sports injuries.

Develop a Sleep Routine

Getting enough sleep is critical for a child to be successful at school.

Begin to transition your child to a healthy sleep schedule to prepare them for the school year. As you begin to get your family ready for the upcoming school year and check all the items off the list, take the time to talk to your child to calm any fears they may have and get them excited for a year of learning.

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About Valley Baptist Health System

Valley Baptist Health System is an 866-bed faith-based regional health system located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

It is focused on helping people achieve health for life through compassionate service inspired by faith. Valley Baptist extends many of its services beyond its facilities and into local communities, offering free screenings for the community, support groups and numerous educational opportunities.

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