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Healthy School Lunches

Healthy School Lunches

It’s been a great summer, but now it’s time to get the kids ready for the school year ahead! To make it successful, follow these suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Making 1st Days Easy

  • Remind your child that he/she is not the only student who is a bit uneasy about the first day of school.  Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
  • Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun! It’s a time to see old friends and meet new ones.

Backpack Safety

  • Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
  • Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments.  Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back.
  • Always use both shoulder straps.  Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.

Good Study Habits

  • Set aside ample time for homework.
  • If your child is struggling with a subject, and you aren't able to help, a tutor can be a good solution.  Talk with your child’s teacher to see what resources may be available.
  • Be available to answer questions and offer help, but never do a child’s homework for him/her.
  • Make sure the TV stays off during homework time.
  • Supervise internet and computer use.

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