4 healthy habits to take back to school
BY JANE DONAHUE For Sun-Times Media August 21, 2013 5:01PM
Lillia Dantz, 2, takes part in a kids' yoga class at Bubbles Academy on Thursday. Yoga is just one way kids can de-stress. Jane Donahue/For Sun-Times Media/20130815 Thursday, Chicago
Updated: September 23, 2013 6:47AM
After loading up the backpacks with notebooks, pencils and oodles of folders, Chicago kids are ready for the start of another school year.
Or are they?
Many parents and experts agree that healthy back-to-school habits are the key to success in the classroom.
“If your kid doesn’t have good sleep habits and doesn’t know what is good for their body food-wise, they are missing out on a major life skill,” said Chicago mom Sae Mickelson.
Michelle Keim-Mueller agrees. “My rule is that food has to be nutritionally dense and extremely tasty,” said the 42-year-old mother of three. “Kids like to eat and help prepare healthy food. It’s an obvious decision for us.”
To do well, you need to be well. Here are a few healthy back-to-school tips that are sure to make the grade.