Back-to-school health tips: Most families have a lot on their minds during the busy back-to-school season — adopting new schedules, meeting new teachers, and stocking up on classroom supplies, just to name a few.
Our UPMC family health experts offer a few tips to make the transition back to school as easy and healthy as possible. Brush up on a few lunch-packing tips, backpack best practices, and a few pointers on those pre-school year visits to the doctor. And find tips on schedules, easy recipes, time management, bedtime, eye care, sports physicals, germs in the classroom, on-the-go lunches and snacks, and more.
Healthy After-School Snacks for Kids on the Go
Learn about building healthy eating habits for children by encouraging them to eat healthy after-school snacks, designed for athletes and kids on the go.Learn More
Back-to-School Eye Care
Back to school means a lot of things including eye care checkups. Learn the warning signs of pink eye and find some tips for prevention.Learn More
Back-to-School Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches
It’s becoming more common for school-age children to take packed lunches to school. Learn how to make healthy choices for your children’s packed lunches.Learn More
7 Backpack Safety Tips
Follow the seven backpack safety tips below to help your children wear their backpacks safely and correctly, and avoid over packing this school year.Learn More
The Importance of Sports Physicals
Learn more about sports physicals, and why they’re important for kids of all school levels.Learn More
Germs in the Classroom
Check out this infographic to learn where germs lurk the most at school and discover ways to stay healthy and germ-free this school year.Learn More