It’s about health and wellness: Meal ideas as students get ready to go back to school | Columnists

August is National Back to School Month, which seems appropriate since schoolchildren across the nation are heading back to in-person learning. That noise you heard was the collective sigh of relief from those children, their parents and teachers. It has been a long time coming.

With back to school comes the question of what to do about breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks for all those children. After approximately 17 months since many children have been in the classroom, it is hard to remember what a school breakfast, lunch or snack might look like. Many children participate in the federal Free

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Go plant based for healthy school days | Food

Filling the kitchen with plant-based ingredients is an easy way to nudge kids toward nutritious after-school snacks and make busy weeknight dinners as healthy as they are delicious.

When you consume foods that boost your energy and give your body the fuel it needs, you can expect to feel healthier, both physically and emotionally. In many cases the foods that deliver are plant-based, and you can create delicious and healthy meals while adhering to a plant-based eating plan.

Make easy substitutes

Having a vegetarian meal once a day is a great start, or even try “meatless Mondays” at home. Swap

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