August 25, 2014 14:14 ET

Back to School Survival Guide From YourUpdate.TV

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2014) -  Ereka Vetrini, TV Host and Mom, shares some tips to help families transition from summer to school.

Getting ready for back to school can be a crazy time for both kids and parents. It's smart to establish a routine early to make the transition from summer to school a little smoother. Start with breakfast. In the midst of the morning rush, moms are so busy getting the kids ready for school and packing lunches that they often forget to have breakfast. belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits are a convenient, on-the-go breakfast option that provide nutritious energy to help you get through a busy morning. Enjoy belVita as part of a balanced breakfast with a piece of fruit and a serving of fat-free or low fat dairy.

Garden Lites muffins are the perfect way to make sure your kids are snacking smart and eating healthy throughout the day. They are loaded with veggies like zucchini and carrots, they are gluten free, high in fiber and come in 5 yummy flavors. They come frozen but you can quickly heat them in the microwave or just toss one in a lunch box to defrost by midday.

Make sure healthy routines continue into after-school hours. It can be busy with homework and practice so have an easy, whole grain snack on hand, like popcorn. It only takes a few minutes to make and you can have fun with your kids by mixing together fruit and nuts for a trail mix or grabbing some seasonings for a new twist. It's cheap, quick, and perfect for families on the go.

Once the afterschool activities settle down, don't forget about bedtime routines like teaching good oral hygiene. Philips Sonicare for Kids is a new power toothbrush for kids ages 4-12 that both parents and children can feel good about. It has a Smart Timer to keep track of your child's brushing time and kid friendly features, like customizable stickers and fun sounds. You know you're in good hands because 91% of dental professional parents recommend it for their own children.

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    YourUpdate.TV (in conjunction with D S Simon Productions)