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We remember our first college care packages, with each item wrapped and packed as only a mom does. These packages mean so much when you’re away from home for the first time. Students have a lot on their plates during their first semester at school, as they learn to manage their studies, social calendar, and sleep. A great theme for a care package can be items that encourage your student to take good care of his or her health (and make it easier for them to do so).



You asked! Is drinking water with your meals bad for digestion? In short . . . no. Drinking water in moderate amounts with your meals shouldn’t affect your digestion in a negative way. In fact, drinking water is important for healthy digestion, so avoiding it can actually have a negative effect. Here’s a little more explanation.


While you don’t have control over many of the factors that cause your stress levels to rise, your reactions and how you deal with those situations (which you do have control over) ultimately determines your stress level. Eating the right foods at the right times, exercising regularly, knowing your limits (i.e. when to say no), and practicing breathing techniques are all ways to help yourself de-stress at the office on a regular basis. Here are 6 ways to help you stress less…


An apple with peanut butter or a bowl of cereal will always be classic and satisfying after school snacks, but we’ve got a whole new creative and delicious group of snack ideas for you to try this school year. These are snacks the entire family will love to nosh — and they’re great for between-meal weekend eats, too. Dig in!


We know that the same old sandwich for lunch can get a bit, well, BORING! If you’re feeling like you need a reprieve from your usual sammy, these ideas might be just what your brown bag needs. They combine fresh flavors and a combination of textures to keep your taste buds interested. Plus, they’re all under 400 calories and nutritionally balanced to give you energy to power through your afternoon.



One of our favorite things about canned tuna is that there are numerous varieties that offer different qualities in terms of taste, texture, and price. Our answer below includes the primary differences between the most common varieties: white albacore and light (both solid and chunk), as well as their best uses and any differences in their nutritional values.