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My School lunch box


– Bottle of water

– Tuna on toast (brown bread)

– Fiber Plus chocolate bar by Kellog’s

– fresh orange juice

So I think I’m doing well…I’m maintaining healthy food at school by eating a bit of everything. From fruits to vegetables to fiber. The only thing I need to work on is my morning coffee. Because I’ve been waking up so early (5:30 am) I need coffee to wake up, just smelling coffee I feel better. I’ll try to switch to decaffeinated coffee starting tomorrow.

I will also try to add more vegetables and fruits next time!

Eat right! …Feel right!


So you and your child chose the backpack, pencils, erasers, water bottle, lunch bag etc…. So do you think you’re done? Nope you’re not! don’t forget to prepare your child mentally!!!

The first thing you should do  is visit your school! Especially if your child is new, why don’t you both take a walk and check out the playground, the cafeteria, meet the principal, etc…

Have a get together with your child’s last year’s classmates and have them make fun activities together. that way they will get used to seeing each other again and they would look forward to seeing them the next day.

Routine, Routine, Routine! Even i as a teacher need routine, Last week i started heading to bed earlier than usual just to let my body get used to sleeping early and waking up early again. The same goes with your child do it gradually!

Parents! Expect a lot of handouts and papers that will be given to your child so why don’t you set up a folder. If you  have more than one child write the name of each on a separate folder

You can divide it accordingly:

–  School reminders ( like trips, events, graduation day etc…)

– Activities /tests

– Newsletters

Enjoy the rest of your summer and have fun preparing for school.



Here are some tips to help you increase your water intake:

Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up

– Drink water whenever you have an alcoholic or caffeinated drink.

– Carry a bottle of water with you at all times, so you can keep track of how much you are drinking.

– Drink little and often- your body can better absorb small regular amounts of water so if you do this rather than gulp lots in one go, you won’t need to run to the bathroom every few minutes.

– Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, as they are a valuable, natural source of water.

–  If you think you might be hungry and not thirsty, have some water then see how you feel in 20 minutes later.

– Set an alarm ( on your mobile phone or watch. for example) to go off every 30 minutes as a reminder to have a sip.

– Remember, once you notice  your mouth is dry, you’re already dehydrated. Drinking little and often will prevent this from happening.

So what do you think? Would you let your child drink from water fountains at school or would you send water bottles instead? Would love to hear your comments…

Yesterday I went to visit my sister and while I was having lunch I noticed her water cooler. Near the button where you press for the water to come down there was a screen that said ” Did you Have your 8 glasses of water today?” I loved the idea and actually made me think “No, I didn’t have my 8 glasses of water today! I think this water cooler is great or if you don’t wanna buy a new one just stick a paper there and write the sentence down I think it’s a great idea.

Did you know that:

The standard recommendation of water intake for children is at least 6-8 glasses (1.5 – 2 liters) a day, drunk regularly throughout the day (at least 3-4 glasses while at school)

Children need to be adequately hydrated during all school lessons in order to maximise their learning potential. By the time a child feels thirsty, their mental performance may have deteriorated by 10% – attention, concentration and memory are all adversely affected.

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