Kids everywhere in America have gone back to their old school routines the last few weeks. But it’s not yet too late to introduce new greener and healthier habits, which they can adapt even as they are older.
1. Teach the skill of organization. This includes preparing school items a day or night before, including the clothes they are going to wear. For parents, this includes planning lunches and preparing some of these ahead. This helps with minimizing rushing and dashing in the morning, causing stress and discomfort for everyone. This also cuts the time and energy wasted for rushing and grabbing things.
2. Make good use of leftovers. These can be for preparing food for lunch at school the next day, or for breakfast. Be sure, however, that these leftovers are kept in proper containers inside the fridge, and are put in hot packs for the kids to bring to school.
3. Speaking of containers, find a really good reusable pack for the kids to use. There are plenty of eco-friendly lunch boxes available in many store, which guarantees that the food is fresh when they take their snacks at school.
4. Teach your children the value of eating right by involving them with the shopping or making of their food. This can be an after-school activity parents can bond over. You can go to the grocery store together, practice reading labels or picking out healthy snacks. It should be fun as well as informative and educational, especially for impressionable young children.
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