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)

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Take a Field Trip to a "Pick Your Own" Farm

Small farming communities exist an hour or so away from many large urban centers. Make a day trip to one of these regions and spend an afternoon harvesting blueberries, blackberries, peaches or cherries with your children. Go home and bake a pie, or cook up a batch of preserves. Outings like these help our children develop a more meaningful connection to the food they eat. A few hours out on the farm can provide many afternoons full of healthy snacks.

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