School lunch vs. bag lunch: What's best for your kids?
Bag it or buy it? What's healthier and what will they eat? It's a question faced by parents each school year. Often, there's an assumption that bagging is better, but there's also the convenience and choices of school lunch to consider. Good news: both the tray and the tote can be winning meals. A few important facts can...
Tips to provide your child with a fun, nutritious school lunch
School is back in session and parents and children alike are gearing up for a new year and all the fun and chaos that go along with it. Whether it's your child's first ever school day or the last year before college, it's important to take a moment to check off all the things they will need for a great year - and a healt...
Pack a school lunch they won't want to trade
Packing school lunches filled with healthy, appealing and creative foods is an excellent start to encouraging children to make sensible food choices now and in the future. But if lunch items you pack are less than appetizing, it could be the next item of trade in the cafeteria: a risk not worth taking in the age of nutri...
Smart tips for staying safe while studying abroad
For students who want to go beyond the usual college experience, study abroad is an appealing option. A semester or year spent studying overseas can be both personally enriching and attractive to future employers seeking workers who are well-versed in the global economy.
Three must-have conversations about online child safety
Academic performance expectations, attendance at school functions, and balancing extra-curricular activities with time for homework - parents and children have a lot to talk about at the beginning of the school year. Few conversations, however, will be as important - or as fraught with tension - as discussing how childre...
Olympic hopefuls go for the gold with virtual school
Nationwide, a record number of K-12 students are getting their public educations virtually: roughly 250,000 K-12 students in the U.S. are going to school virtually today, and current growth trends show double digit growth every year in the number of virtual school students. But the trend is even more pronounced in the wo...
Five ways to help kids boost their brain power
Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we're young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-health...
Six tips to get the best action photos
The Olympic Games in London will bring together photojournalists from around the world vying to document the best athletic moments on camera, but most people don't realize the challenge in capturing a great action shot.