Our social media feeds, not to mention local coffee shops, are full of parents who are either thrilled their kids are back in school or missing them terribly (probably both). One thing’s for certain, no matter what parents and caregivers are feeling right now, all families go through some degree of back-to-school stresses. I wanted to use this post to share some tips and experiences of my own.
School will be back in session in the City sooner than we all imagine. This means a change in schedule for many of us. Those lazy, slow days of summer will soon give way to a more complex, hustling mornings and afternoons as the kids go to and from school.
It’s one reason why breakfast will be such an important time of the day. Before heading out the door, a nutritious breakfast will be needed for the kids (and for parents too!) Research has told us the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and what it means for our kids. One scientific article wrote: "Moreover, there is evidence that breakfast positively affects learning in children in terms of behavior, cognitive, and school performance.”
It’s hard to wrap your head around back to school season, but it’s coming.
I used to get anxious thinking about all the things I need to do in preparation for the first day of school. It’s such a busy time, and there’s just so much to think about that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Trust me when I say that one way to regain that sense of control is to (a) make a list and (b) get ahead of the crowds.
As the new school year looms, the big question on every parent’s mind is this: how can I send my child to school with something that’s healthy and also so yummy looking and tasting that it won't make its way back home uneaten?
Canada's Food Guide recommends that kids eat four-to-six servings of fruit and vegetables a day, and between-meal snacks offer an excellent opportunity to sneak in some of those healthy options. Nutrition and learning go hand in hand. and a lack of proper nutrition can negatively impact a child’s ability to focus, activity levels and overall school performance.