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Get Organized! A Back to School Checklist for Parents

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Pack Lunch Early

Have your child pack her next day’s lunch before she goes to bed. Children as young as 5 can make their own lunches with a little guidance from an adult. Provide a list of items to include—for example, one sandwich, one fruit, one veggie, a drink and a healthy treat. Not only will school days be more organized, but your child is more likely to enjoy lunch if she prepares it herself.