Healthy Eating Tips to Start the School Year (and End Summer)

Fruit is in the trees, vegetables are on the vine and change is in the air. Summer is here, but not for long. Before we know it, children will be packing their backpacks full of new boxes of crayons and heading back to school. Now is the time to prepare for your children's school-year eating habits while you enjoy the fleeting days of summer (8 Photos)

Rosanna Bowles on Aug 17, 2011 at 9:56AM

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Healthy Eating Tips to Start the School Year (and End Summer)

John Granen for "Coming Home," published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang

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Plant a Garden

It’s not too late! If you don’t have a yard with space to garden, consider container gardening on a terrace or a windowsill. Buy semi-mature vegetable plants and herbs at your local nursery, or even at the grocery store. Now is the perfect time to start planning your fall-winter garden. Look up which crops grow well in your area and are good to plant for the fall and winter. Gardening with children and watching plants grow together can be a great delight and invaluable bonding activity.

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