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Natural back-to-school essentials

It’s time to start shifting from summer to back-to-school mode. Get this school year off to a great start by giving your kids all the natural essentials they need. Here are some fresh ideas for you to pack a healthier, delicious lunch and natural ways to boost focus and concentration. Check it out and check out Daybreak this Thursday morning to see us talk about them.

Healthy Lunch Essentials
Build a nutritious lunch that your kids will want to eat by opting for tasty natural products. Start with seeded bread packed with whole grain goodness, protein and fiber. Rudi’s Organic Bakery sprouted breads offer the nutrients you are looking for with the soft, tasty texture you crave. Next, choose lunch meat that is free of antibiotics and no added nitrates or nitrites.One of our favorites is the Natural Honey & Maple Turkey Breast from Applegate. The subtle sweetness and juicy flavor make it a great choice for kids.

Natural Lunch Packing Essentials
Once you have your great lunch, you need something to put it in. To refrigerate school lunches, check out Crocodile Creek Eco Kids Lunch Box Ice Packs. These reusable lunch box ice packs keep food cool and fresh and are non-toxic and BPA free.

Natural Supplements for Focus
The Bach Flower Remedies is a natural stress and emotional relief, safe enough for children. The Bach Flower Remedies for Kids help children deal with everyday fears, daydreaming, self-esteem, worries, depression and self-acceptance.

Make sure to talk to your doctor about any supplements. 

Natural sun protection products

From the picnics to the camping trips, the summertime means getting outside. Thankfully, there are a number of natural sun protection products that make it possible for your family to stay protected while enjoying all the warm weather fun. Tune in to Channel 2 this Tuesday in Denver as we talk about natural sun protection on Daybreak!

Urban Baby Bonnets
Urban Baby Bonnets was created by a mom who wanted to find a safe and stylish way to protect her daughter from the rays. Super cute natural and organic options keep your little one’s face shielded from sun, wind and light rain. There’s something for everyone, including little boys who want to look cute, too! Also, since the rims of the hats do not flop, they are more comfortable for the kiddos. Everything is handmade–no sweatshops, no outsourcing, just beautifully made, heirloom quality bonnets and clothes that you will love! www.urbanbabybonnets.com

Patagonia UPF Clothing
Patagonia is known for making clothes featuring sustainable materials to help to protect the environment for generations to come. They have launched many ground-breaking programs including their Common Threads Initiative, which focuses on helping reduce environmental footprint. Their UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing collection is a must for the outdoors because it provides built-in sun protection that won’t wear off. You’ll find snazzy styles for every member of the family. www.patagonia.com

Mountain Ocean
Mountain Ocean is a company committed to using only superior natural ingredients to make various products that are perfect before, during and after a day in a sun. The Almond Oil and Skin Trip both soothe and nourish sun-soaked skin, while the Lip Trip uses PABA-Free sunscreen and other targeted ingredients to maintain proper moisture balance while protecting your pucker. www.mountainocean.com

Vitamin E, A and C
Many people don’t realize they can help protect themselves from the sun by taking Vitamin supplements. However, according to Discovery Health, when vitamins C and E are combined they help prevent sunburn and make the effects of the sun much less severe. Also,Vitamin A great tool to help heal skin from  sun damage. Make sure to consult your doctor before adding any new supplement to your daily routine.