Get Ready for Back-to-School

Clare Roach| View Author Bio

The back-to-school season is around the corner and it can be difficult for both kids and parents to transition back into their regular routines. Staying healthy as a family is important for kids to reach their full potential at home and in school. Start good habits now with these tips and ideas to stay nourished, active, and engaged this fall.

Stay Nourished

Studies show proper nutrition improves a child’s behavior, school performance, and overall cognitive development. Whether in school or at home, having a nutrient-rich breakfast and lunch is an important step in setting your students up for success.

Back-to-School Snack Inspiration

All four recipes incorporate 8 oz. of real milk. Each 8 oz. serving of milk provides 8 grams of high-quality protein, along with 25% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D and 30% of the recommended intake of calcium.

Nutrition on the Move Grab and Go Meal Ideas

Five breakfast and five lunch recipes packed with protein and ready to take on the go.

Create-a-Dairy Delicious Bowl

These bowls, whether savory or sweet, will keep your kids full and focused.

Smoothie Recipe Roundup

Smoothies pack a lot of nutrition in one delicious glass. Try one of our Dairy Good Smoothie recipes at breakfast to kickstart the morning.

Stay Active

Physical activity has a variety of health benefits and is a fun way to connect at the end of the day. Enjoy these activity ideas together as a family.

Do Mooga with Pat Patriot and a New England Dairy Cow

Grab a yoga mat and follow along with Pat Patriot and our New England dairy cow. Check out this poster for more detailed descriptions of each Mooga pose.

Revisit the Classics with these Outdoor Games for Kids

You may remember some of these recess staples from your childhood. Now it’s time to pass them on to the next generation.

Stay Engaged

The most important thing to do at the end of the day is to have fun and make memories together. Experimenting in the kitchen is a great way to do that.

Make Butter, Yogurt, and Ice Cream

Make your own dairy treats in five steps or less. You can watch our video with Pat Patriot to see how easy and fun it is to make your own ice cream.

Cook Together with Quick & Easy Recipe Guides

Our recipe guides make cooking nutritious and affordable meals easy. These simple and customizable recipes are the perfect first step to getting your kids involved in the kitchen.

Experiment with the Perfect Pairs

Add more protein and calcium to your family’s day in a unique way. Create a kid-friendly cheese board together for an Instagram-worthy afterschool snack.

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