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Avoiding backpack back pain

Heavy backpacks go hand-in-hand with the return of the school year, and parents need to know how to help their children avoid pain.

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Healthy snacks for kids

One to two healthy snacks per day can help avoid excessive hunger and overeating later while keeping your child’s brain sharp throughout the day.

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Gluten-free school lunch ideas

Finding lunches that are gluten-free, portable and healthy can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you create a gluten-free school lunch.

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Back-to-school health homework

The days of summer are becoming shorter and the first day of school is just around the corner. Beyond the brand new school supplies, there are other ways parents can prepare their children for the new school year.

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Coping with the back-to-school transition

Helping your children cope with their back-to-school transition emotions and start the new school year on the right foot are important tasks for a parent.