These days families are so busy! Between work, school and after school activities dinner can be tough! It is often easier to just grab fast food dinner on the go. Not only is this hard on the wallet but your health as well! I have found a great link to healthy, easy and cheap crock pot meals! A great way to inexpensively feed your family a healthy meal despite the crazy day!
77 Healthy Crock Pot Meals from Greatist.com
Click here to see recipes!
Editor's note: This story is a CNN Health favorite. It was originally published in August 2013.
(CNN) -- As a first-grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis.
"I've been thrown up on; they sneeze and cough on me. And lost teeth are a real big thing for first-graders," said Miller, who teaches at Spring Hills Elementary in the suburbs of Chicago.
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"They're so cute and unaware, though. They'll have boogers hanging out of their nose and will be talking to you and not think anything of it. Some teachers flip out, but I tell my students, 'Go get a Kleenex and wash your hands.' When they sneeze, I teach them to do it into their elbows. They learn eventually."
On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague.
But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.