Express Online - Boost your child’s immunity and avoid sickness with these simple expert tips

OVER half of all cases of children missing school are due to illness, and with viruses spreading around classrooms quickly, it pays to up your child’s immunity.

There are simple things you can do, as a variety of experts have revealed.

Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at, said: “Try to get your kids to eat a variety of vegetables and fruits.