August 18, 2014 13:35 ET

Happy, Healthy Families for Back to School

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2014) - Terra Wellington, Wellness and Lifestyle Contributor, shares simple back to school healthy tips.

The key to a smooth transition back to school is planning ahead. Plot out bed times and wake times, keep an organized calendar, and save time by stocking up on nutritious foods for school lunches. For kids' drinks, a good choice is the V-Blends from good2grow, a family-owned company. You can secretly get your kids to "eat their vegetables" with this drink, plus they'll love the taste! These are fruit and veggie juices like Strawberry Kiwi. They have the recognizable and reusable character SippaTop caps, and they don't leave a mess.

It can definitely be more difficult to stay healthy when families are in the school-time rush, but it depends on two things: your stocked pantry and meal planning. Try visiting the grocery store only once a week, it will save a load of time. Planning ahead is the best way to assure better nutrition from meals to snacks. If you love snacks you need to try NatureBox. It's an affordable monthly snack box service with free shipping delivered right to your front door for on-the-go moms. They have over 100 nutritionist-approved snacks, including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. The Mango Orange Fruit Chews and Whole Wheat Strawberry Figgy Bars are kid favorites and perfect for lunchboxes.

Staying healthy during the school year is important, but kids' safety is also a topic of concern for parents. 25 percent of the more than 14 million accidental injuries to children each year happen in and around schools, and it's often on the playground during recess when they fall or bump into something. Take care of those everyday bumps and bruises at home. Create a homeopathic drawer at your house, and make sure it's stocked with Arnicare Gel. Use this gel to help relieve muscle pain and stiffness, swelling from injuries and bruising. And there's no fragrance and no mess because it's not greasy.

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