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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Students in Richardson intern program collecting healthy food for kids in need

The Richardson mayor’s summer internship program is collecting donations for kid-friendly snacks for the “Healthy Kids Snack Drive” now through Aug. 5.

Healthy snacks items needed for donation include fruit cups, cereal cups, oatmeal cups, apple sauce, juice boxes, macaroni and cheese cups and soup cups.

The snack drive is organized by high school interns in the program and will benefit families in need. The items will be distributed at the Richardson ISD “Backpack Bash” on Aug. 7 at Richardson High School. Any leftover items will be distributed to area children served by the Network of Community Ministries.

Donations may

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