Keep Your College Kids Healthy

This post is for this month’s Green Moms Carnival. The theme is back to school and the host is the ever so lovely Lynn Miller from Organic Mania

Keep Your College Kids Healthy.

In July it begins.   Store aisles blaringly display bean bag chairs, dorm organizers, pencils, notebooks, backpacks and binders.  Its that lovely back to school consumerism reminder. Buy, Buy, Buy!

Here it is August already and it’s rock and roll back to school time for college kids.

You can feel the flurry of purchasing.  You can feel the excitement and anticipation.

Doesn’t help that I have a daughter who’s going to be a freshman in college this year.

From a parent perspective, when I think of college I think of parties, germs – especially in those dorm showers, poor quality eating – can you say iceberg lettuce? Not to mention the likelihood of weight gain,stress and illness.

With parents often miles away – what can we do?

I suggest we encourage healthy living and prevention.

Consider spending your consumer dollars with a conscientious company.

I personally will do all I can to encourage and support any college student who wants to be vibrant, healthy and alert for school. ( ask me about my 50% shipping offer!)

My daughter by choice, not by insistence on my part, is taking much of what the list below suggests. Her brother when he left for school had his list too, and still three years later is particular about the products he cleans with or puts on his body. I am grateful for their positive attitudes and their exampling to others. It could have been a time of breaking away that included choosing thiner own brands and yet they remain loyal to how they were raised.  I think that’s cool.

Who do you know who’s going to college who might want to take on their health and well being?

The following high quality nutritional supplements and non-toxic green clean products are very popular with college students:

Non Toxic – Cleaning Products:

all purpose* – now comes in wipes too
germicide* – also comes in wipes
laundry* – liquid or powder or HE formulas
softener* – liquid or sheets (dryer sheets are made from vegetables)

* these have dispensing products that help usage

Clean Filtered Water:

pitcher and one filter – silver free
replacement filter/last 2 months or buy a 6 pack and get a filter free

OTHER* ___________________

*could include fluoride free toothpaste, plant sourced paraben free shampoo, plant sourced skin care, mineral sourced talc-free ma

back to school flickr image credit

Karen Hanrahan ~ Wellness Educator/Nutritional Consultant/Blog Publisher
708.482.0678 ~ Websites:
Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Green Clean

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2 Responses to Keep Your College Kids Healthy

  1. Lisa says:

    This is a great list! Thanks!

  2. Karen Hanrahan says:

    You’re very welcome Lisa!

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