What This Food Allergy Mom Wants You To Know

What This Food Allergy Mom Wants You To Know

This post was originally published a few years ago, but I felt it was so important I wanted to bring it back. It was inspired by an incident at my school, when a teacher asked parents not to bring outside goodies for Valentine’s Day because of kids with food allergies–but some parents sent in candy…

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Why Students Need “Brain Breaks” & How You Can Help

Why Kids Need "Brain Breaks" by Real Mom Nutrition

Kids sit an awful lot in school these days. With some schools in the country limiting recess, reducing or even cutting PE classes, and placing a bigger focus on test scores (and test prep), children spend serious time being sedentary. Why Movement Matters Being seated for long periods of time has some major drawbacks for kids. Not only does it make…

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8 Healthy Treats for Classroom Halloween Parties

Healthy Treats for Classroom Halloween Parties

I’m a purist when it comes to trick-or-treating: I pass out chocolate and let my kids have free reign over their stashes (read: “How I Handle Halloween Candy Craziness“). But I think it makes sense to dial it back for classroom Halloween parties. Most kids already haul in loads of sugar from trick or treating. At my children’s…

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12 Ways To Get Healthy Food Into Your Child’s School

Food Day

You’re already doing a lot to make healthy eating happen at home. But you might feel helpless when it comes to your kids’ school. Children spend 35-plus-hours at school every week, eating up to two meals (and maybe even a snack) there. That makes it a natural setting for learning about and experiencing food. Good food. The kind…

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