Get Ready for Back-to-School

Author: Clare Roach

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 kids 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

Kids of all ages can benefit from the relaxing and recentering effects of yoga. Grab a yoga mat and try out these Mooga poses.

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.

Explore the Outdoors at your Local Dairy Farm

Before summer ends and cold weather starts to set in, get outside and explore. Check out our list of New England dairy farms to visit so you can enjoy picturesque views while learning about our local food system.

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.

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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