Serve more fruits and vegetables
Studies show that a diet rich in phytonutrients can also protect against such chronic diseases as cancer and heart disease in adulthood. Try to get your child to eat five servings of fruits and veggies a day.
Breast feed your child
Breast milk contains turbo-charged immunity-enhancing antibodies and white blood cells and nursing guards against ear infections, allergies, diarrhea, pneumonia, meningitis, urinary-tract infections, and sudden infant death syndrome. Studies show that it may also enhance your baby's brain power and help protect her against insulin-dependent diabetes, Chronic's disease, colitis, and certain forms of cancer later in life.
Guard against germ spread
Make sure your kids wash their hands often and with soap. You should pay particular attention to their hygiene before and after each meal and after playing outside, handling pets, blowing their nose, using the bathroom, and arriving home from day care. When you are out, carry disposable wipes with you for quick cleanups.