School supply lists are full of reminders to buy sharpened pencils, a particular ruled paper, an exact number of binders, and even how long a pair of shorts has to be. Where on those lists do they encourage parents to send their kids to school with apples instead of fruit snacks, or to play outside instead of in front of video games? Those tips aren’t on those lists, so we had to make our own list.
Keeping school children fueled with healthy food, keeping them active and getting enough sleep are just some of the ways to ensure your children’s health and how well they perform in school.
Here are some articles offering tips, guidance and insight to parents, teachers and other care providers to make this the healthiest back to school yet!
How to Make School Lunch Healthy and Affordable
Chef Ann Cooper says the National School Lunch Program Needs a Makeover
Chef Ann Cooper’s Proposed Changes for a National School Lunch Program
Healthy Lunch Box Swaps that are Good for your Kids
4 Healthy Eating Tips for College Freshmen
How to Avoid the Freshman 15
5 Yoga Tools for Happy, Healthy School Kids