Back-to-school health tips for parents and kids

  • Healthy eating

    JILL CHEN

    A lot of kids spend the summer eating differently, with fewer rules and more treats, but now's the time to rein that in. "What kids have been eating July and August should not go in the brown bag for school," Seigel told CBS News.

    Before the new school year starts, get your child back into the habit of eating three regular meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Armstrong suggests families sit down for meals together to help the child reset the routine.

    It's also good to check with your child's school to find out about lunch options and meal schedules before the school year starts. Be sure and inform the school if your child has any food allergies.