As parents get ready for their children's revisit to school, they want to remember that healthy meals and snacks are essential for learning.
"Parents can make the school day easier for their children by provided that nutritious and yummy breakfasts, lunches and snacks that promote optimal learning. Everyone is in a charge in the morning, but it only takes a few minutes on Sunday to plan healthy meals to fuel your child's week," Karin Richards,Exercise Science and Wellness Management program, director of the and director of Health Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said in a university news release.
Richards offered the following advice for parents as they plan breakfast, lunch and snacks for their school-age children:
Add more vegetables into your child's diet, still if you have to sneak them in. For example, try zucchini bread, veggies with low-fat dip, or shred carrots into tomato sauce and soups.