Summer is quickly coming to an end, and our children are headed back to school. Sunscreen may not be on the school supplies list, but it should be on yours! Teaching kids sun safe habits is the best way to send them back to school worry-free!

UV rays are most intense from 10 AM to 4 PM; your children could be exposed to harmful rays during recess and Physical Education. That means sending your kids to school slathered in sunscreen may not be enough.

Consider contacting your child’s school to see their regulations on sending sunscreen with your child in their backpack. Some schools will even allow your child to wear a hat while outdoors with a written letter/doctor’s note.