Back to School

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Well folks it’s that time of year again- I hope you all had a fabulous summer and remember we do still have 1 more month let of summer season before,  its BACK TO SCHOOL! Continue reading “Back to School”

Reusable Snack Bags

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Ashley Maurer www.cobornsblog.com
Ashley Maurer

I have always been a stickler about packing lunches for work. Not only does it save time, it also saves money. Buying lunches every day adds up quick! The only thing I dislike about packing lunches is all the baggies we go through when making sandwiches. So, we found a great solution that saves money, plus helps the environment by being waste free! Now that’s what I call a win-win!

These reusable bags are very simple to make. If you have no experience using a sewing machine this would be a great project to start with. You don’t need a pattern for it, and you can change the size to fit your needs. Continue reading “Reusable Snack Bags”

Obesity in Children – Is it Safe to Put a Child on a Diet?

Obesity In Children: Is it Safe to put a Child on a Diet?

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Hi everyone! With it being back to school time, our focus tends to shift towards kids. As you know, obesity in children has become an important topic of discussion in the recent years. With all of the changes surrounding school lunches, dietary requirements, physical activity and overall wellness being at the top of your mind you may have wondered, “Is my child overweight or obese? If so, is it safe to put them on a diet?” You came to the right place! Read along as I offer my dietitian recommendations. Continue reading “Obesity in Children – Is it Safe to Put a Child on a Diet?”

Trade Up for a Better After School Snack

Trade Up for a Better Back to School Snack! #NuVal www.cobornsblog.comHey All! As I’m sure you are fully aware it is back to school, whether you are ready or not! Last month I blogged about nutritious breakfast options to fuel you and your child’s body before beginning your long day! All meals are important, but breakfast seems to be one of the most challenging as it tends to be very rushed.  Parent’s aren’t usually responsible for lunches as it is offered at the schools and the school lunches are now more nutritious than ever and continue to head in that direction!  So, today I will be blogging about better for you snacks for kids after school.  It may be before a sport or as they arrive off the bus.  After school snacks can be very tricky as a lot of the front of package labeling can be very misleading.

I remember as I was getting off the bus from school, I was starving! I couldn’t wait to have an after school snack.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t provided with the most nutritious options.  Back then, there wasn’t such a push for nutritious options and we were just on the verge of the childhood obesity epidemic. I would have snacks like mini corn dogs, pizza rolls, pizza, ice cream, cookies, cheese balls, Little Debbie’s nutty bars (they had peanut butter, so they had to be good for you), and easy mac! YIKES! I am honestly embarrassed to share that being a dietitian today!!!  I guess that just makes my improvements more significant.

Check out the image for all of my suggest snack trade ups! I hope these provide you with some ideas for healthy snack options for you and your families.

Happy Back to School!

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Peace and Wellness,
Ashley
Coborn’s, Inc. Registered Supermarket Dietitian

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