Back to School Wellness and Nutrition with Terra Wellington

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Terra Wellington, Editor in Chief of, Shares Tips on Living Healthy While Going Back to School

With a new school year, families’ schedules change. It also means homework, after-school activities and sports, and a busier household. Recently, Terra Wellington, Editor in Chief of, teamed with YourUpdate TV to offer some easy ideas for starting the school year in good health.

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Nutritious Foods for the Family
Every parent’s challenge for back to school is helping our children get enough nutrients to make it through the day and do well. Studies show that healthy and nutritious food helps with learning and physical development. Now, the basics of a healthy meal include whole grains, protein, and a fruit or veggie. One way to achieve this is with plant-based choices.
For example, SunButter No-Sugar-Added is a tasty option for the whole family. This can be paired with a whole grain toasted bagel in the morning along with fresh fruit, or as part of a sunflower butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. It’s nut free, so it’s a delicious AND school friendly option. Plus, one serving gives you 7 grams of protein -- with more vitamins, minerals, and plant nutrients than nut butters.

Plant-Based Nutritional Trends
54 percent of Americans understand that eating plant-based foods benefit their health. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, lactose intolerant or just looking for health benefits by adding more veggies in your diet, there’s a lot of innovation in tasty and delicious plant-based food options right now.

A great example is Daiya, which has just launched its new Deluxe Cheeze Sticks and Burritos which are dairy, gluten, and soy free. The first-ever, plant-based cheese sticks are available in Cheddar and Mozzarella flavors. The burritos, which come in four varieties, are packed with 7 to 8 grams of protein per serving. They’re made with wholesome ingredients like red quinoa, sweet potatoes, and sundried tomatoes in four varieties. Both of these products are great options for snacks or lunchboxes.

Taking Care of Your Kids Eyes
Another important element for a child’s well-being is eye health. In fact, 80 percent of all learning occurs visually. If a child is having a hard time seeing the board or reading, then there may be learning issues. This is why it is important to get your child’s eyes checked by an eye doctor, not just the school’s screening program.

If you have vision benefit coverage under UnitedHealthcare, this is a great opportunity to make sure your child’s eyes are healthy and ready for school. The health plan just introduced an enhanced eye care benefit for children at no additional premium. This means plan participants up to age 13 will get a second-covered eye exam and an additional pair of glasses if their prescription changes. This can help because children’s eyes can change quickly. And eye exams can detect other potential vision or health issues. You can find details about local vision screenings, exams and glasses donations

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About Terra Wellington:
Actress and TV personality Terra Wellington regularly appears on morning TV and radio programs across the nation to talk about healthy living and environmental issues. She is the editor-in-chief at, a lifestyle site for busy moms that gives inspiration and how-to’s for food and everyday healthy living. She is also the author of The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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