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Back-to-School Lifestyle Tips

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Eating healthy, well-rounded meals is important to academic success and proper development, but other factors play roles in these processes too! Here some quick back-to-school lifestyle tips.

1. Make sure your children (and you!) are getting enough sleep each night. 

Adolescents typically need 8-10 hours of sleep each night while younger children need 10-12 hours each night.  

2. It is recommended children actively participate in at least 60 minutes of exercise/physical activity daily! 

Of course, recess time and after-school sports practices can contribute to this time.  Physical activity can help children develop motor skills, social skills, and helps prevent development of chronic diseases.

3, Help your children build a regular homework routine, whether it is right after school or following sports practice. 

Creating a designated space and time for homework completion can help your children focus and keep assignments organized.  

References:
1.  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/school/Pages/Back-to-School-Tips.aspx
2.  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/kids-healthy-lunchbox-guide/
3.  https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/features/B2S.htm