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Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast for Busy Mornings

Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast for Busy Mornings
If you have kids, an easy breakfast is a MUST for those busy mornings, n’est ce pas? But wait, as the kids head back to school, there are more nourishing and satisfying choices available than a bowl of cold cereal, and some, like this kid-tested recipe for overnight oats, are just as simple and easy! Nutrients that help support learning and calm nerves are important in the first meal of the day. Kids who eat a good breakfast have better focus a...

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Back to School: Key Vitamins and Supplements for Focus and Immunity

Back to School: Key Vitamins and Supplements for Focus and Immunity
Kids going back to school always comes with a mix of emotions. Some excitement, a pinch of anxiety, a sense of novelty, maybe a sigh of relief from parents. New subjects, fresh school supplies, new clothes, new people… 2020 is a little different though. A little extra. Some of that anxiety might be cranked up to 11. However you and your kids feel about returning to school this year and what you and your local plans are, good nutrition and natur...

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Back to School for Mom Too

Back to School for Mom Too
The Busy Energy of Fall & Back to School Ah, autumn. The evenings get shorter but filled with more activities and busy energy. Some people are tired of pumpkin spice, but true fall lovers are anticipating the sweaters and boots, layers and leggings. Or maybe the leaves, apple cider, and football. I like scarves, the selection of freshly harvested vegetables, and evenings enjoying tea and the sound of rain on the windows. With all the ne...

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Back to School Immune Health for Kids

Back to School Immune Health for Kids
The September back-to-school period invokes a unique blend of feelings for both parents and children: excitement, anticipation, and butterflies, with novelty, planning, and growth all in the mix. More time indoors, crowded rooms of kids, and cooler weather can also present challenges to our immune systems though. The first two weeks back to school in September often involve a spike in colds/upper respiratory tract infections1. The infection rate c...

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Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products

Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products
It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-to-school supplements? Just like adults, kids need to be in tip-top shape to do their best work and be their best selves. Now’s the time to stock up on a few medicine cabinet staples to keep your kiddo ...

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Back to School! - Keep Your Kids on Their “A-Game”

It’s almost time for back to school! Keeping your kids healthy doesn’t just mean keeping them from schoolyard colds. It also means helping their bones and brains grow healthy and strong with Flora’s children’s health line. Ensuring children hit all the nutritional marks can be challenging. The typical modern diet is chock-full of processed, refined foods stripped of their nutrients— hardly ideal for growing minds and bodies. Add in busy schedules a...

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Habit Hacks for Food and Snacks for Back To School

Back to school time. An energy of anticipation is in the air. Getting ready, getting set. A new year(ish). Back to school is a great time, as we settle into fall routines, to tweak our habits for the better. Identify a problem, take concrete action. Repeat. We can do this in any area of life, but since its September, let’s model smart habits for the kids! The trick is to make tiny changes. Baby steps. I’ll tackle 3 problems with food: 1) Snack habi...

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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

Brain Fuel for Going Back to School
Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a st...

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children to the emergency room as a decad...

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Avoid the school nurse with Flora...Moms, you're welcome!

Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com There’s an unfamiliar silence in the house that hasn’t been felt for months. Oh my gosh, you haven’t yelled, “Clean up your stuff!” in the last 20 minutes. Right as you’re about to lose your mind, the kids are sent back to school to expand their minds. Let’s keep our freedom and ensure they avoid the school nurse and remain healthy so the rug rats won’t be returning home for sick...

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Earning Back-to-School Badges

Earning Back-to-School Badges Rapid changes are hard for everyone, especially youngsters, so making the transition from casual summer nights to a more regimented back-to-school timetable can be challenging. Make it easier by easing into it slowly. Try some of these tips, and make it fun by giving out 'badges' for completion! Reading Badge Start going to bed earlier each night in the weeks before school. Have little ones read in bed before sleeping....

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School Lunches: A Week's Worth of Ideas

School Lunches: A Week's Worth of Ideas Back-to-school season is here in full force. Get ahead of the game and be prepared with these simple and healthy school lunches. Cram Session: The building blocks of a healthy lunch are: - One handful of veggies - One piece of fruit - A bit of lean protein - Healthy fats - Whole grains - Water (add in a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange for flavor) MONDAY • Small orange, peeled and sectioned • Wrap: 1/2 whole...

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