Expert Alert: Back to school health

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Summer is winding down and the back to school excitement has begun. Although social lives and fun extracurricular activities are revitalized, the start of a new school year can add stress and worry for parents and kids alike.


Experts from the University of Minnesota are available to address a variety of back to school health topics and issues to ensure children will be safe and healthy as they head back into their classrooms. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Nutrition

  • School lunches and healthy snacks

  • Family eating

  • Bullying

  • Immunizations

  • Sleep

  • Sports injuries and concussions

  • Exercise

  • Stress and anxiety (healthy ways to de-stress)

  • Depression

  • Alcohol and drug abuse

  • Childhood obesity

To schedule an interview with a University of Minnesota expert, please contact Matt DePoint at, (612) 625-4110 or Aliki Vrohidis at, (651) 492-3183.