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10 Back-to-School Meal Planning Tips

Back to school means back to busy schedules and routines. But, it’s also a great time of year to get organized with family meal planning to save yourself time and money. When you think about what you’re going to make for dinner, pack in lunchboxes and prep for snacks, you’re more likely to make healthier choices for your family.

Food Rx: Swapping Processed Foods with Healthier, Homemade Versions

Today, we’re talking all about processed foods and how families can easily swap them out for healthier, homemade foods at home, like with these baked chicken tenders. These are perfect to make ahead on the weekend and have to add to lunchboxes for the family all week. Also, great for a busy weeknight meal to pair up with your favorite sides. Processed foods can contain a long list of ingredients, including preservatives and artificial flavors and colors. Many processed foods are also easy to make at home. Here’s how!

Episode 33: Thinking Outside the Lunchbox Rut

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Gillian Fein, founder of LaLa Lunchbox, all about back to school lunchboxes and how to think outside the lunchbox rut. Gillian shares tips on infusing creativity into lunchboxes, thinking outside of the box and trying something new with your kids’ lunches without spending a lot of time. She also shares tips on creating a balanced lunch and dealing with food allergies.

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

If your kids are like mine, they don’t come home from school hungry. They come home ravenous. Yet there’s a fine line between nourishing kids after a long day and completely spoiling their appetite for dinner. How to make it work? You know your kids best, and different families need different solutions–so here are some ideas to consider.

What’s in Season for August?

Happy August! Summer is still in full gear but we’re also heading back to school (or gearing up to next month). Don’t forget to pack some fresh fruits and veggies to fuel you up and keep you hydrated on hot days and to pack in those lunchboxes. While you’re at the grocery store, make sure to pick up some of these in-season fruits and veggies.

Eating Healthy On-the-Go with Eat Smart® Salad Shake Ups™

When you’re on-the-go during your lunch break, heading to the pool for those last few rays of summer, sitting at the ballpark or looking for a quick meal solution, do salads come to mind? Rather than hitting a drive-thru or packing a sandwich, get in a dose of healthy fruits and veggies with Eat Smart® Salad Shake Ups™!

Episode 32: What to Know About Pregnancy & Nutrition

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to McKenzie Jones, RDN all about nutrition and health during pregnancy. McKenzie share tips on proper nutrition while pregnant, what food groups to eat, how nutrition and appetite changes during pregnancy and giving into those crazy cravings.

Food Rx: What You Need to Know About Added Sugars in Food

Today, we’re talking all about added sugars in our food. Sugars in our diet can be naturally occurring or added. Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (aka fructose) and milk (aka lactose). Added sugars are sugars and syrups put in foods during preparation or processing, or that we add while cooking or preparing foods at home.

Free Classroom Printables for Teachers

Back to school is almost upon us! Many teachers are already prepping for the first day of school, and these free classroom printables for teachers will help get classrooms set up for success. From bulletin board ideas and student desk name tags to Get to Know You sheets and treasure box coupons, there are plenty of produce-inspired ideas.