Step 1: Clean your hands often! This is the best protection against catching and spreading illness. Wash before you eat and before touching your eyes, nose or mouth either soap and water or a hand sanitizer after touching anything that a sick person has touched (such as dishes, towels, clothes, and trash). Teach kids to wash well and rub their hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds (long enough to sing a song).
Step 2: Immune boosting with food. Try incorporating one or more of these nutrient packed foods into your family's meals. These are safe for kids and for pregnant or nursing women.
Reference: Non-Obstetrical Complaints in Obstetrical Patients: Primary Care for Pregnant Patients by Cathy Carlson Rink, ND, RM. NWNPC. Friday, May 6, 2011.