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Entries in back to school (3)

Monday
Aug252014

Back to School: Packing healthy lunches!

Happy Back to School Day for Winston-Salem schools! As we say goodbye to lazy summer mornings and start getting back in the routine of the school year, it's time to start thinking about packing lunches again. If you're like me, I often feel like I get in meal "ruts" and need some fresh ideas. I've dug into the archives for this post, but it's been revamped with a few more links to check out with some great ideas. 

The kids are back to school this month, which means it’s time to start thinking about packing lunches again. Packing a healthy, nutritious lunch for your children provides them with the nutrients that they need to get through a long school day. Unfortunately, school lunches aren’t always the answer, as they are often high in calories and don’t meet nutrition guidelines. So, take matters into your own hands to ensure that your child gets the healthiest meal possible! Here are some tips for packing a healthy lunch:

Plan ahead: Weekday mornings are always hectic as you try to get kids up and dressed, lunches packed, and out the door. Make your life easier by packing lunches the night before. Also, consider taking the weekend as an opportunity to put bulk items (i.e. crackers, trail mix, pretzels) in baggies to grab and go during the week.

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Saturday
Aug252012

Back to School: 50 Best Articles 

These days the pediatric clinic is filled with excited faces (and often some nervous energy) of kiddos eagerly anticipating the start of school.  For many families, though, this can be a stressful transition adjusting to the busy days of setting alarms, packing lunches, climbing onto the bus and navigating the halls of school, afterschool activities, and the race against the clock to finish homework, eat supper, squeeze in some quality family time and collapse into bed!

Like most subjects, the internet is full of wonderful tips on how to parent your child through the "back to school" transition and I wanted to share

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Back to School: Healthy Lunches

The kids are back to school this month, which means it’s time to start thinking about packing lunches again. Packing a healthy, nutritious lunch for your children provides them with the nutrients that they need to get through a long school day. Unfortunately, school lunches aren’t always the answer, as they are often high in calories and don’t meet nutrition guidelines. So, take matters into your own hands to ensure that your child gets the healthiest meal possible! Here are some tips for packing a healthy lunch:

 

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