The start of a new school means students may be more reliant on their own efforts to eat healthy.
Joanne Starr is a nurse practitioner at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. She challenges students to get outside their comfort zone to try new foods at the cafeteria. However, if there’s nothing on the menu to your liking, be proactive and avoid skipping lunch.
Starr also reminds students to drink lots of water, which is easier than it used to be.
Starr also recommends that students get plenty of rest to stay alert in the classroom.