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If you have little kids, there’s no getting around the amount of times they get sick with colds, fevers and infections. Sure, you can do your best encourage them to wash their hands, keep their hands out of their mouths, and avoid putting toys, books, and everything else in their mouths, but chances are you’ll still want to find ways to boost your kids’ immunity.

Last year was particular difficult for our family in terms of the amount of times we all got sick.

If it wasn’t a fever, it was a cold and it seemed that my kids were sick every week. Although I rarely get sick, I too, had on again, off again fevers throughout the winter.

The ultimate blow however, was the flu. If you’re wondering, yes, we all had the flu shot—even my husband. Yet once my older daughter came home with the flu, we all got sick one after another.

Experts say that although the flu shot isn’t 100% effective—last year it was only 29% effective—it can still lower the severity of the flu if you get it. I find this hard to believe because it was so bad, I thought for sure I was knocking on death’s door.

This year, I’m hoping that because my kids are older, they understand better how to prevent the spread of germs and they’re taking probiotics, we’ll have better luck (Related: 10 Foods High In Probiotics for Kids)

So as we head into the fall and the flu season (experts say it’s going to be a bad one!), there are some things you can do to prevent your kids from getting sick so often. In today’s video, I have three easy ways to boost your kids’ immunity and keep them healthy.

What are some ways you have found effective to boost your kids’ immunity? Let me know in the comments! 

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Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.