BacktoSchooleditedEnergy and immunity go hand-in-hand with the food decisions we make every day. So in gearing up for the season of new friends, classes, activities and commutes, we’re here to help you make sure nutrition is high on your priority list.

Our favorite tools to make this year your healthiest yet? Laptop Lunches and Life Factory water bottles. Making healthy choices on the go isn’t always easy, which is why we love the convenience and style of the Laptop Lunch by Bento-Ware. This lunchbox not only ensures food’s freshness but also has roomy space for containers, jars and cool packs to keep items staying fresh.

No matter what age you are, hydration is essential, so Life Factory water bottles are a must for the eco-minded and active. A water bottle on hand is a simple accessory to keep pushing fluids throughout the day, and Life Factory’s BPA-free glass bottle continues to be a popular choice with the local community.

Other back to school favorites include allergen-friendly snacks such as the many nut cluster flavors by Real and Worthful, and Paleonola’s grain-free granola. Also great for getting your vitamins, check out Smarty Pants, a stellar gummy multi-vitamin with versions for both adults and kids, which are totally free of artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives.

For our back-to-school suggested reading list, we recommend Dr. David Perlmutter’s new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect your Brain–for Life. Perlmutter tackles eating as a way to cure life-threatening illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and depression. We recently spoke with him on our radio shows, which you can listen to at our archive here.

Another must-read we’re loving right now is The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers. Myers’ functional medicine approach and overall education on nutrition empowers those with autoimmune disorders to take control of their health.

Come see us at Peoples and talk to any of our wellness specialists about these celebrated back to school favorites. e wish you a hassle-free start to the school year!

by Olivia Zech, Wellness Specialist at PeoplesRx