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Habit Hacks for Food and Snacks for Back To School

September 21, 2017
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Back to school time. An energy of anticipation is in the air. Getting ready, getting set. A new year(ish). Back to school is a great time, as we settle into fall routines, to tweak our habits for the better. Identify a problem, take concrete action. Repeat. We can do this in any area of life, but since its September, let’s model smart habits for the kids! The trick is to make tiny changes. Baby steps. I’ll tackle 3 problems with food:…

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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

August 31, 2017
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Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a stressed body needs extra nutrients. As…

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
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My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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Avoid the school nurse with Flora…Moms, you’re welcome!

September 15, 2016
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Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com There’s an unfamiliar silence in the house that hasn’t been felt for months. Oh my gosh, you haven’t yelled, “Clean up your stuff!” in the last 20 minutes. Right as you’re about to lose your mind, the kids are sent back to school to expand their minds. Let’s keep our freedom and ensure they avoid the school nurse and remain healthy so the rug rats won’t be returning home for sick days…

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Earning Back-to-School Badges

September 5, 2016
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Earning Back-to-School Badges Rapid changes are hard for everyone, especially youngsters, so making the transition from casual summer nights to a more regimented back-to-school timetable can be challenging. Make it easier by easing into it slowly. Try some of these tips, and make it fun by giving out ‘badges’ for completion! Reading Badge Start going to bed earlier each night in the weeks before school. Have little ones read in bed before sleeping. Not only will this make them feel…

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School Lunches: A Week’s Worth of Ideas

August 26, 2016
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School Lunches: A Week’s Worth of Ideas Back-to-school season is here in full force. Get ahead of the game and be prepared with these simple and healthy school lunches. Cram Session: The building blocks of a healthy lunch are: – One handful of veggies – One piece of fruit – A bit of lean protein – Healthy fats – Whole grains – Water (add in a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange for flavor) MONDAY • Small orange, peeled and sectioned…

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