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10 Foods to Kickstart Your School Year


It's the next best thing to starting the year off with a bang. You can start it off with a pop. While popcorn cooked in heavily processed oils and coated with butter and salt is certainly not on the school's food pyramid, there's nothing wrong with air-popped corn or popcorn cooked in extra virgin coconut oil.

In fact, there's a lot right with it. Popcorn contains fiber, while extra virgin coconut oil -- once considered a movie theater villain -- can promote weight loss and increase healthy cholesterol. Pack some fresh-made popcorn in a bag for your child's snack time treat. He'll think he's still on summer break [source: Vowles].