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Back-to-School Survival Guide

Back to school - it's a time to trade in thoughts of pool time, vacation days and summer cook-outs for thoughts of brown bag lunches, school bus safety and earlier bed times.

Let the specialists at WakeMed help you navigate your back-to-school to-do list with some helpful advice and useful information meant to make this time of year a little easier on the entire family.

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Back to School Survival List

Brown Bag Lunch Shake-Up
Check out these ideas from WakeMed dietitian Julie Paul on how to pack your child's lunch in a way that ensures they're getting the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals.

Back-to-School - Sleep Training
Jerry Bernstein, MD, a pediatrician with Raleigh Pediatrics, shares advice on how much sleep your child really needs as well as helping him or her get enough rest at night.

Off We Go to School!
Whether your child rides the school bus, rides a bike or walks, keep his or her trip to school as safe as possible with these tips from Safe Kids Worldwide.

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Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day
WakeMed diabetes educator Ginny Wolf shares her knowledge on why breakfast is so important to your health and well-being.

Too Sick for School?
Here are some important guidelines to follow when you are wondering if your sick child needs to stay home for the day.

Been Sick. How Do You Know You are Well?
And if your child has been home sick, Dr. Swapna Chenna of WakeMed Physician Practices - Brier Creek Medical Group shares her advice on how to gauge if your child is well enough to return to school.

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