In the world of education, the end of summer is a busy time as teachers, parents, and kids are gearing up for the beginning of a new semester. For some, this is a drastic shift from the summer schedule and may warrant an adjustment period. Here are a few tips for parents to help ease the summer-to-school transition, and to ensure your kids start the school year with healthy habits:
Establish a routine early
If the summer schedule changed, it can be difficult getting back into the swing of the school year. To avoid the overwhelming number of shocks to a child’s physical and mental system, it’s a good idea to establish a morning routine a week or two before school begins. This will help synchronize their biological clocks and encourage some autonomy for when it really counts.
Holidays bring family and friends together but it is the food that makes them stay. With that being said, the menu planning becomes a major priority.
Planning goes above and beyond just the food. You should consider timing of not only the dining event but the prep and setup. Equipment and décor come next, so remember to engage all five senses. Finally. the guest list needs to be considered and invites must go out.
As you plan your menus, speak to the local harvest and infuse these seasonal treasures to complement your staple items. The focus should always be about creating a wow experience for your guests while featuring well balanced and flavorful offerings. Whether you are planning a full dinner, brunch or just cocktail party, try to make the menu interactive so the guests enjoy the full culinary experience.
After the menu is finalized, the prep and execution begins. A smart host ensures the menu can be prepped in advance and finished quickly to allow ti...