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Healthy Ideas for Back to School Season

The Back to School season can be pretty hectic. Some schools have been back for a few weeks and some are just starting this week. Whether your kids have started school or not, there probably plenty of supplies you still need to make sure they are at their best. Well, BJs Wholesale Clubs have everything you need. Here are some ideas for getting off to a healthy start for the back to school season.

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Healthy Ideas for Back to School Season

Make Sure Your Kids Have Supplies

A great way to reduce stress during this time of year is by making sure your kids feel well prepared for each day of school. BJs has a wide variety of school supplies at great prices. Even if you have done your back to school shopping, you are likely to find out that your child needs at least a few more items.

back to school supplies

My daughter found a binder that will fit her tablet and the daily planner she’ll use each day. My son needed some extra pens and markers. These extra supplies can make for great teacher gifts too.

Pack Healthy Lunches

Healthy snacks and lunches help fuel your kids for success. Minimizing sugar and focusing on whole foods helps maintain their energy throughout the day. Shopping at BJs makes it easy to find healthy food at great prices. They have a great variety of choices including healthy snacks, soft whole wheat bread, and a plethora of fruits and vegetables.


Look at this healthy lunch I came up with featuring all products I found at BJs.

  • Organic apple juice
  • Mixed melon slices
  • Annie’s cookies
  • Edamame salad
  • Baby carrots
  • Half sandwich on whole wheat bread


Eat Healthy After School Snacks

Giving the kids a healthy after school snack helps prepare them to focus on homework without a grumbling tummy. My daughter loves fresh fruit and veggies. My son prefers toast with healthy toppings. Get your kids involved in creating the healthy snacks they will actually eat.


Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 2.23.55 PMEnforce Bedtime Routines

We have one tween and one teen so they try to push back on their bed times. Even if they are in bed at a reasonable hour, they both complain about not being able to fall asleep. My daughter decided that audio books help her go to sleep and my son likes music. So, we picked up this great alarm clock that can plug into their tablets so they can each have some listening time to sooth them to sleep.

As you get adjusted to the first month of school, it’s a good idea to set your kids up for a healthy year. Check out your local BJs Wholesale Club or visit The BJs Journal always have some great ideas like these DIY Kids Snacks. Have a tip to share? Leave it in a comment.

Healthy Ideas for Back to School Season

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  1. love all of your snack ideas. i will past this along to my friends she has been looking for great ideas.

  2. Jennifer says:

    We are BJ’s members and love the savings you can get there. I buy lots of produce for lunches there because I get so much more than traditional grocery stores. I haven’t bought school supplies there, but I might have to check it out when I go later this week…there are still a few things that I couldn’t get on my kids’ school supply list. 🙁

  3. Alicia says:

    Looks like they have everything you need for a healthy bts season. I love the fruit kabobs- so fun!

  4. We homeschool but I still LOVE the back to school shopping season. We do a HUGE stock up this time of year.

  5. Omg I love honey crisp apples. I bet the juice tastes amazing. I hope they have an awesome school year.

  6. These are all great tips. Healthy snacks go a long ways in keeping your children on a healthy routine. I’ve noticed when they eat junk for snack, the whole afternoon pace is totally changed.

  7. Love all your snack ideas! Can’t wait to use some for my son!

  8. You have great ideas here. I think my son will love that lunch box with fruits and little veggies.

  9. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I agree that packing healthy lunches is important. It gives your kids that extra boost during the day.

  10. Creative way to get the kiddos to eat healthy! I like the fruit kabobs very much especially they are easy to do and the kids like them very much! We try to get things ready the night before, however food is done the morning of. I’ve got to work on this…

  11. This year my kids have their own alarm clock. it will be interesting to see if they can get up on time without me. I like to prepare as much as we can the night before. It helps make mornings go smoother.

  12. Tammi Roy says:

    I will be making some fruit kabobs for the kids lunches. It is a fun way to get them to eat their fruit. My kids like to stick to our routine. I have been lucky with bedtimes.

  13. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I will have to go to BJs Wholesale Clubs to stock up on lunch supplies for the kids. I am always looking for new lunch ideas.

  14. My youngest is great, his body knows when it’s bedtime and he asks to go so there’s no fussing. I find it’s easiest to stay on track by prepping things like backpacks and clothes the night before.

  15. All great ideas! Love the fruit kabob idea and we also bought our oldest daughter an alarm clock.

  16. Liz Mays says:

    You make a great point with the routines. I think kids really need that to get back into the flow.

  17. Kathy says:

    These are some great tips. I think packing the right lunch is always important. My girls usually eat at school, but when they don’t like what’s for lunch I’ll pack them something. They always get fruit and veggies too.

  18. Meagan says:

    Love those fun lunchbox containers! Great ways for staying healthy.

  19. Sherry says:

    I try to include as many healthy snacks as I can in my son’s lunch. We don’t have a BJ’s here but I wish we did.

  20. I love your healthy ideas. Makes me hope all the more that we all have a healthy school year without any sickness.

  21. Amy Desrosiers says:

    We love BJ’s and the back to school stuff they have! I just spent $150 on back to school groceries and snacks last week.

  22. Krystal says:

    My son loves all types of fruit. These fruit kababs are excellent. Fun way to eat fruit and he will love creating this special treat for his lunch box

  23. Jeanette says:

    WOW! You make a great lunch! Can I hire you to pack my son’s lunch? 😉 I need to do this for my sons lunch! Way healthier than what I do!

  24. christina aliperti says:

    My niece would enjoy this lunch. She loves fresh fruit and hates school lunch lol. A variety of healthy things has been the best bet for packing her lunch.

  25. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    This is great and I love that everything you featured is healthy. I wish we had a BJ’S near us. I would love to shop there.

  26. Heather says:

    I like your snack ideas. My son has been in school for a few weeks now and I’ve got to remember to get a little more creative with his lunches.

  27. Echo says:

    I bet my kids would love that honeycrisp apple juice! That lunch looks awesomely balanced! I always try to send a balanced lunch with my kids.

  28. I always forget the importance of having really healthy foods for the kids lunches but I find that ir really improves their mood. Thanks for the reminder!

  29. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are great healthy tips for back to school season. It is so important to find the right sales so that the kids have the right supplies needed for school. This looks like a great lunch idea for the kids and I love the idea of the variety of melon pieces. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  30. Sara-Jayne says:

    Our school has free meals and so my boys always ask for sandwiches for dinner in the evening! You have some great suggestions there!

  31. victoria says:

    These are a great tips. and important to our kids a healthy food, Glad you share this

  32. I have yet to shop at BJs but if you can get great deals like these, seems liek it is very worth it. And there is one not too far from me in Brooklyn. Maybe one day!

  33. These are perfect tips for getting the kids off to a healthy start. My kids are starting their third week on Tuesday.

  34. Anita Fonte says:

    I love your fruit kabobs and I have to check out the organic apple juice next time I am at BJ’s. My son’s school has gotten together and enforce healthy lunch foods for the kids. So I have to watch what I make for his lunch that is not too sugary.

  35. Anita Fonte says:

    I love your fruit kabobs and I have to check out the organic apple juice next time I am at BJ’s. My son’s school has gotten together and enforce healthy lunch foods for the kids.

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