Navigation Links
Get Back to School the Healthy Way

APTOS, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school means busy times for many American families. With team practices, after-school activities, homework and more, hectic schedules can leave both students and their family so pressed for time that having a healthy dinner doesn't always seem like an option.

"When the busy school season starts, this is the time when students of all ages need to be making healthy food choices," said Sharon Palmer, RD, a registered dietician. "Kids are faced with challenging school work and busy schedules, which means they need to be eating the right foods that fuel their bodies and brains."

Pasta, enchiladas, chili and soups are family favorites which can be made ahead of time and served for dinner during the week to best fit any schedule. All of these entrees feature tomato products which offer important nutrients like vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber. And as an added benefit, the heating process of a processed tomato product provides an enhanced value of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps fight disease.

"We encourage parents to stock up on healthy tomato products like pasta sauces, canned tomatoes, salsa, soup, tomato paste and juice as they are an easy way to increase your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. They're versatile, inexpensive and nutritious staples to keep on-hand to make a quick snack or a wholesome meal," said Palmer.

There are many simple yet healthy options that are probably already in your kitchen pantry, such as:

  • Tomato sauces, great for mini pizzas on English muffins after school
  • Canned tomato soup, which pairs perfectly with grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Pre-seasoned stewed tomatoes and tomato puree perfect for a quick marinara sauce
  • Jarred spaghetti sauce, always a fan favorite among kids, can be paired with elbow pasta or other different types to add some fun to the dinner plate

For more information about the nutritional benefits of tomato products, visit

The Tomato Products Wellness Council (TPWC) funds scientific research on tomato products and their link to helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Its members are tomato growers, processors and product manufacturers.

SOURCE Tomato Products Wellness Council
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Allegheny County Health Department and School Districts Misinforming the Public
2. Red Cross Poll Shows Parents Still Lack H1N1 Information From Schools
3. School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes
4. More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
5. Is it Exam Time for Georgias School Children Already?
6. Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football
7. Omaha School of Massage Therapy Adds Healthcare Programs, Joins Herzing University, and Changes Name
8. Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine
9. Are Microbes Headed Back to School this Fall?
10. One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers
11. Lots of Schoolkids Squint to See Chalkboard
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... ... featured X-wing as part of its monthly Tech Report, which features the latest and ... for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with viewers how Woody Guthrie’s Endless Skyway ... are about to become a reality. Where’s the idea from? With inspiration from Star ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... While conventional walkers afford considerable help ... access to exercise weights. Fortunately, an inventor from Uniontown, Pa., has found a way ... enhance the benefits of a standard walker to improve the user’s quality of life. ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... , ... November 29, 2015 , ... ... and unique analog distortion effect tool designed specially for Final Cut Pro X. ... create limiltess looks with the easy-to-use modification controls. Destoying and creating chaotic distortion ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... Key Housing, a top-rated corporate ... their December, 2015, featured apartment community: Epic. In showcasing this featured apartment community in ... tight Bay Area rental market to efficiently find housing suitable to their needs by ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... Safe storage for contraceptive devices ... inventors, one from Lakewood, New Jersey and the other from Bradley Beach, New Jersey, ... to save the expense of having to replace NuvaRings more often than necessary. As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... new combination approach blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for ... combination approach blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced ... combination approach blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced ... has found that immunotherapy can be efficiently combined ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... -- 3D bioprinting market is expected to ... report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic ... transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, as 3D ... --> 3D bioprinting market is expected to ... report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> ) has announced ... Horizons and Growth Strategies in the German ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: