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July 2015 • #104
A Note from the Medical Editor
The start of each school year is often an exciting— and anxious—time. Parents with younger children are wondering if their child is ready and will be able to handle the separation. Parents of older children might be thinking about how their child will adjust to a new school or transition from high school to college.
Wherever you are in your parenting journey, we hope the following information will help you keep your child happy, healthy, and safe this back-to-school season.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org
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Stock up on grab-and-go breakfasts. In addition to granola or fiber-rich cereal bars, consider sliced apples or a whole wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese. Breakfast is important for learning!
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