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Back to School: How to Prep the Most Nourishing Lunches

by | August 30, 2019

We hope you are enjoying the last few days of August!

For those of us who are parents to school-age children, it’s back to school time! In addition to all of the other stressors of a transition from summer into school year, food prep can often be a source of stress. Whether you are packing a lunch for your child at school, or the lunch is provided, and you are thinking about what snacks to pack for after school activities, we’ve got you covered! If you don’t have kids, or your kids are not in school, you can take advantage of many of these tips for packing your own healthy lunches!

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Our nutritionist and health coach, Vanessa Kahler, has shared her professional and parenting pearls right here, in our new post:

Packing a lunch is often the least favorite among a long list of school chores, however it is also the most important job we do as parents.

Without a nourishing box of food that will provide energy and nutrients for their body and brain, children will have a significantly reduced capacity to concentrate, learn, remember and engage in social and physical activity.

The following tips will not only help make lunch prep less daunting but help you support your child’s academic performance. Junk food has been linked to poor academic performance and behavioral difficulties. In contrast, healthy lifestyle behaviors in early adolescents have been linked to academic achievement.

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To Your Family’s Health,
Dr. Bojana

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