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Back to School Health Tips for Parents

Summer’s come and gone, and the kids will be putting on their backpacks and shuffling off to class. From new clothes to school supplies, there’s so many things on every parent’s back-to-school checklist.

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In This Article:

  • The school year is just around the corner. In the weeks before your children head back to school, slowly start easing into their routine. That means an earlier bedtime, less sleeping in and limited screen time.
  • Make sure to visit the doctor for a general checkup and immunizations. Also, visit the optometrist to make sure your child can clearly read small, far away text.
  • Additionally, find a comfortable backpack for your child, encourage them to wash their hands throughout the day and send them off to school with a nutritious, filling breakfast.

As you get your kids prepared for the upcoming school year, don’t forget the most important thing on the list – their health. Visiting the doctor and practicing healthy habits early in life will help set your kids up for a lifetime of success in the classroom and beyond.

— Lenore Encinas, MD
Lenore Encinas, MD

Quick Tip Now

As we just mentioned, eating a healthy breakfast can keep your child focused throughout the school day. Are they getting the nutrients they need? Here are some healthy breakfast ideas.