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Back to School Mental Health Checkups

Children and teens have undergone considerable change and turmoil during the past two years. While student mental health was an existing concern, the pandemic exacerbated the problem and youth mental health has worsened, according to experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than one in three high school students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic; and… 

Back-to-School Time Saving Hacks

By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan According to a recent report, U.S. adults working an average of 47 hours per week struggle to establish a work-life balance. When the kids are headed back to school, managing time can be especially challenging for busy parents. Thankfully, small changes… 

Back to School – Give Your Big Kids A Boost!

Can you hear that?  …Cash registers ringing with the sales of new lunch boxes, folders, and endless boxes of pencils? …Parents desperately trying (and mostly failing) to get their children back into a bedtime routine? …Children begging for just one more trip to the beach in a frantic attempt at fitting in more summer activities? Ah, yes.  The sounds of… 

25 EASY peanut and tree nut free snack ideas for back to school

Summer is fading as fast as your tan and that means one thing: The kiddos are heading back to school!  With food allergies on the rise, many schools have peanut and tree nut-free classrooms and buildings. And as a food allergy parent, I know how hard it is to come up with tasty (and healthy!) snacks your kids actually WANT… 

Four Great Back To School Items – Seen on Channel 20 8/21/14

      Sydney Paige backpacks & lunchboxes:  These fun, unique and high-quality backpacks are sure to be voted “most popular” this year!  What we love most about the line is the “buy one, give one back” model.  With every purchase of a backpack the company will then donate one to a child in need. Not only will another child receive a Sydney… 

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