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Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes

(BPT) - Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be... More>>

Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine

(BPT) - Reading the computer, chalkboard and books are critical elements of getting an education that can lead students to reaching their full potential and making their goals and dreams come true. More>>

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

(BPT) - If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with... More>>

Does your back-to-school to-do list include vaccination?

(BPT) - Back-to-school time for parents of preteens and teens often involves purchasing school supplies, coordinating extracurricular activities, and organizing fall schedules. However, this time is also a good opportunity... More>>

Simple steps to packing a better school lunch

(BPT) - As kids get ready to head back to school, it’s time for parents to break out the lunch boxes and start planning for school lunches. The good news is that packing a healthy, nutritious school lunch -... More>>

Lunchbox classics get a better-for-you update and that's no baloney

(BPT) - Can kids enjoy their favorite lunchtime standbys and be healthier too? More>>

Giving your kids the tools for a healthy back-to-school season

(BPT) - For moms, family and children are their No. 1 priority. Keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy is a huge part of everyday life. However, each year, parents send their kids back to school knowing they will be... More>>

A fun approach to teaching kids nutrition wisdom

(BPT) - As children across the country head back to school, life for families becomes a little more hectic. Just because days are busy, don’t let nutrition fall by the wayside. Teaching children nutritious eating... More>>

Stress management tactics for an improved self, inside and out

(BPT) - There are moments when stress takes over all aspects of life, both personal and professional. The to-do list feels never ending; there are never enough hours in the day; and the challenges appear insurmountable.... More>>

Medication-free nausea relief for migraine sufferers

(BPT) - If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. Migraines affect 36 million Americans, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The World Health Organization classifies migraines as the 19th leading cause of... More>>

Sleeping tips for back-to-school success

(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child’s performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact,... More>>