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Back to School: A Healthy Start

It’s September and the back-to-school bell is sounding. As a parent, you want to help your child get off to a good start for the school year. The place to begin is here, where you can find a selection of healthy tips for boosting your pint-sized pupil’s physical and emotional well-being.

Packing healthy lunches

Want to pack a school lunch that's nourishing for your kids to nosh? Want to make sure your child actually eats it, instead of trading or trashing it?

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Start a walking school bus

Parents who feel time pressured may be unwilling to trade in the quick car ride to school for a slow morning stroll. The solution may be to start a walking school bus.

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Detecting back-to-school stress

Children don't always take change in stride, and heading back to the books can take some getting used to.

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Look out for a pair of parasites

When kids are clustered together in classrooms, it's a prime time for parasites to go body-hopping. These infestations can be more than mildly uncomfortable, and can sometimes pose risks for additional problems like skin infections. Do you know how to recognize the signs your child has parasites – at the top or at the bottom?

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