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How Can I Start Getting My Child Ready for a Successful School Year?

We all want our children to succeed as much as possible in life, including in school.

While the first day of school may still feel like a while off, there's no better than now to begin preparing your child for success. Our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants to offer you tips on how to do just that.

How Can I Help My Child Have a Good First Day at School?

The first day of school can be full of emotions, including excitement, nervousness, anxiety and joy.

Taking steps ahead of time to prepare your child will help make the first day run most smoothly. So, what can you do to prepare? It all starts with routine.

Ways to Prepare for School

  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast containing carbs, lean protein and healthy fat.
  • Prepare lunches the night before.
  • Talk about the plan for the day.

What Can I Do to Help Keep My Kid Fueled Up for the Day?

During the summer months, your child probably just eats when he or she is hungry. The school day, though, doesn't allow for that.

As a result, by the time lunch rolls around, your child is probably physically and mentally drained. Fortunately, by preparing a nutritious lunch, you can help your child refuel in order to conquer the rest of the day.

Healthy Lunch Ideas

  • Turkey and cheddar roll-up
  • Hummus and pita bread
  • Cheese quesadilla
  • Deli meat and cheese kabobs
  • Red pepper slices with hummus or ranch
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Baby carrots and ranch
  • Pasta salad
  • Yogurt
  • Almond butter or peanut butter and jelly
Does your child need a physical before the first day of school? Stop by AFC Urgent Care West Islip today to obtain one. No appointment necessary!