Welcome Back to School, Students!
It’s that time of year again! Get the backpacks out, go school supply shopping, start organizing, and return to the old rhythm. If your child is entering a new school or returning back to the same one, these tips will help make the back to school transition easier!
–Over The Door Organizer–
“Do you have everything?” “Make sure you have this!” “Don’t forget your homework folder!” “Pack your snacks!”
An over-the-door shoe organizer is an excellent way to store school snacks and supplies. You can place it on the door to the garage to make it an easy grab and go so you won’t forget anything last minute. It also teaches responsibility to the kids to keep track of their own items!
–Healthy After School/Study Snacks–
Kids are hungry when they come home from school. Instead of potato chips, Cheez-its, or cookies, try these healthy alternatives for their after school snacks. These will provide energy and the right nutrition to your children, help them study and hold them over until dinner is ready!
1) Veggie Platter with Hummus
This is a great study snack! Go crazy with the veggies and dip into any flavor of hummus.
Cucumbers—Keeps you hydrated, fights inflammatory, contains vitamins A B and C which boost immunity
Carrots—Filled with fiber and potassium, protects your gums and teeth, reduces cholesterol,
Grape tomatoes—High in vitamin C, promote antioxidant activity in your body
Celery—A super low-calorie snack, reduces inflammation, calms nervous system, reduces blood pressure
2) Air Popped Popcorn
– Air-popping popcorn is a lighter alternative to the butter, salt, and oils from microwavable popcorn.
– Whole grain popcorn contains fiber and antioxidants.
– It’s simple and yummy snack especially with a dash of paprika or any spices to add flavor!
3) Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce
– To replace ice cream and cakes, cinnamon applesauce is just as comforting!
– Unsweetened chunky cinnamon applesauce is a low-calorie snack! It’s also high in protein and fiber.
– Warmed applesauce is as comforting as a hot mug of tea, but even more delicious when it’s served with a cold scoop of frozen yogurt!
–Set your Class Schedule on your Phone Screen–
The first day of junior high or high school can be an exciting but very nerve-racking experience. There’s more than just classes to prepare for and, for those who are going to a new school, a whole new campus to memorize!
To help minimize stress, have your child take a picture of his or her class schedule and make it their screen saver or lock screen! Students nowadays are always on their phones, so it makes it easier to access.