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. [caption id="attachment_15410"...

Episode 25: Easing Test Anxiety in Kids and Teens

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Dr. Stephanie Smith about easing testing anxiety in kids and teens. Dr. Stephanie shares tips on how to help your kids manage testing stress, how to prepare mentally for testing, establishing a good morning routine for big tests and how to talk to your kids about their test results. Whether...

Episode 20: Packing School Lunches for Kids & Teens

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Jodi Danen of Create Kids Club about packing healthy lunchboxes for all ages. She shares tips on what and how much to pack for different ages, how to get your kids to eat their lunch and more. Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs....

22 Warm Lunchbox Ideas for Winter

During the chilly, snowy winter months, all my family craves are warm, comforting dishes. There’s something special about a hot bowl of soup on a freezing cold day. The same goes to school lunches. I’m always looking for new ideas to pack warm lunches for my kids when they head off to school. A good thermos is a must-have lunchbox...

25+ Nut Free Lunchbox Ideas

One of the biggest questions we get each year during back to school is for nut free lunch ideas. With peanut and nut allergies on the rise in recent years, many schools have issued a ban on nuts and nut butter in lunchbox and classroom snacks. While some ban only peanut butter, I’ve heard from an increasing number of people that...

How to Keep Apples from Browning

Are you looking for ways to keep apples from browning in your kids’ lunchboxes? We tested out 6 popular methods to see which worked the best. Read on for the results. Apples are a lunchbox favorite in our house. My oldest will bite into an apple with no problem, but my youngest will only eat them if they’re sliced. If...

Tips for Packing School Lunches

Wondering how much food to pack in your child’s lunch? Or how to make it healthy AND something they’ll eat? Check out these tips for packing school lunches that will fill your kids up and keep them that way through the day. Packing a nutritionally-balanced school lunch that your child will enjoy may seem like a daunting task, especially when...

Episode 8: Anxiety Around Back to School

We're so excited to have Dr. Stephanie Smith back on the Healthy Family Project podcast! With back to school season in full swing, it's normal for little ones to be anxious or have trouble adjusting to changes. Dr. Stephanie shares ways to ease the transition from summer break to the new school year and how to manage stress and adjust...

Ask the Psychologist: Managing Back to School Anxiety

For our this series, we’re tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she’ll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! We recently spoke with Dr. Stephanie on the Healthy Family Project...

14 Healthy After School Snacks Under 5 Ingredients

The kids get home from school and the inevitable happens – they’re hungry. For my boys, we're often heading off to hockey practice or another after school activity, so I'm always looking for ways to keep them energized. Instead of heading for a pre-packaged snack, satisfy hunger with one of these healthy after school snacks, all with just 5 ingredients or less!...