(BPT) - Kids' school days are packed with learning, laughing and lots of fun. To get the most out their time in class, it's important their bodies and minds are properly fueled. Packing a healthy lunch is on of the easiest ways parents can support their child's education during the day while they can't be there. Healthy foods keep distracting hunger pangs at bay while providing important nutrients to support focus and learning.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read an article that said giving children certain supplements, such as omega-3, can help them do better in school. Are omega-3 supplements safe for kids? What are the risks and benefits?
(DENVER, Colorado) - For parents of children with food allergies, back-to-school time can be particularly stressful. When children are away at school, parents have little control over the foods children may encounter. But a few tips from experts at National Jewish Health can help ease parents' anxiety and ensure that students with food allergies remain safe at school.
(BPT) - 'Tis the season for baking and crafting - the perfect ways to feel festive and bond with loved ones of all ages. From trying new recipes to creating crafts that will be cherished for years to come, plan a date for some holiday fun and let the memory-making with friends and family begin! These five festive projects will inspire laughter and good cheer while helping you mark the season with togetherness: PEEPS Snowy S'mores
Are you looking for fun outings to enjoy with your child? Try these 10 ideas. Library: Visiting your local library can be a fun and educational outing. You and your child can pick out books together, read, and some local libraries even offer special events your child might enjoy. Park: Going to your local park is a great place to let your child walk around, look at nature, play outdoors and maybe even look at some wildlife like birds and ducks.
(BPT) - Cooking with your kids is just plain fun. Everyone likes good food, and being in the kitchen offers an excellent opportunity to work together toward one common (and hopefully delicious) goal. And the added benefit, of course, is that your kids can learn to follow directions, are exposed to healthier food choices, brush up on their math skills, find creativity and gain a solid sense of accomplishment.
For students starting middle school there can be a lot of mixed emotions. Some students have to start at a new school, which means a new building, new teachers and new friends. To help your middle school student cope take a look at some of these common fears. Locker combinations