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10 Foods to Kickstart Your School Year


Only have a few minutes before the bus arrives? Mix oatmeal in a bowl with soy or low-fat milk, microwave for two minutes and it's ready. Because it's warm, oatmeal offers a sense of comfort before you have to head off to school.

It's also all-natural and contains lots of vitamins and minerals for mind and body. Some kids may find it to be too bland. If so, use that as an opportunity to add additional healthy items -- not only bananas but raisins, strawberries or, yes, almonds. Like a new pair of jeans for school, oatmeal can go with just about anything.