An Apple a Day


Back to school means back to basics


July 24, 2017


In a few short weeks, thousands of Riverside County students will be heading back to the classroom. And while many kids may be dreading the day, there are things that parents can do to help smooth the transition back to school.

First up – start tossing out those sugary snacks and beverages and reintroduce healthy foods that a rich in vitamins and nutrients. The change will strengthen kids’ bodies and minds in preparation for improved learning.

Make sure your child is up-to-date with immunizations that will protect against the flu and other diseases that can spread quickly in a confined setting.

Get some sleep. That’s right – now is the time to start sliding back into a school-friendly sleep routine. Forgo those late nights for a few early mornings so that the transition back to the classroom is an easy one.

Finally, put a plan into motion this school year to have your kids walk to school. Meet up with friends and classmates and walk together for a fun, healthy start to the day, even if it’s just one to two days a week.

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