Simplify the Back-to-School Season – PR Newswire | WHs Answers

MISSION, Kan., July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — (Family Features) Whether your child is starting school for the first time this fall or is returning for another year of study, you can prepare your student for success by making sure he or she has everything they need before the school year begins Necessary has first bell rings.

Along with classroom tools and supplies for quick and nutritious meals at home or on the go, these ideas can help get you ready for the new school year. Visit for more tips and solutions to make back to school easier.

Weekday meals made easy
Spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen this school year with Fresh Express salad sets. Made with quality chef-prepared ingredients like fresh lettuce, honey butter cornbread chips, Parmesan chips, bacon bits and Thousand Island Dressing, they can be combined with chicken or salmon for a nutritious dinner in under 30 minutes. If you have leftovers, just put the salad in a wrap for an easy lunch the next day. Visit for more information.

Simplify school day lunches
When your student needs a meal that’s big on flavor but quick to prepare, turn to a classic comfort food and family favorite: chicken and rice. Fully Cooked Minute Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice Cups feature homemade flavor with carrots, onions and garlic. Perfectly portioned and ready in just 1 minute, the BPA-free cups offer an on-the-go power-up of flavors of chicken, veggies and herbs with hearty rice. Visit for more school lunches.

Add more vegetables to family meals
Even in the rush of back to school, eating well doesn’t have to be difficult. An option like Veggiecraft Farms’ vegetable-based pasta makes it easy for both kids and adults to incorporate more veggies into their daily meals without sacrificing flavor. Available in popular shapes like penne, spaghetti and elbow, the pasta is made with three ingredients – lentils, peas and cauliflower, zucchini or sweet potato. The gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan noodles are also a good source of protein and fiber. Visit for more information.

Make the calculation fast
As students progress through the school system, they are introduced to equations, data, and charts that are best visualized and calculated on a graphing calculator. With a high-resolution display, built-in apps and equations, and the ability to add grid lines, the right calculator can make exploring STEM concepts in math and science easier. Available in a variety of colors to match your student’s personality, many options are also approved for use on major exams including the ACT, SAT and PSAT and in advanced assessment courses.

Keep your gear organized on the go
A backpack isn’t just a place to stash your stuff on the way to and from class, it’s also an easy way to express style and personality. Look for an option that comes in a nearly endless array of colors, styles and patterns and will stand up to wear and tear throughout the year. With zippered pockets, dividers, padded storage for laptops and other electronics, and other built-in organizational tools, you’ll find an option for every student, from kindergarten through college.

Check everyday necessities from the list
Regardless of age, every student needs essentials. Pencils, notebooks, loose sheets of paper, folders, scissors, rulers and glue are essential for almost every grade level. Other items such as crayons, markers, crayons, dry erase markers, supply boxes, headphones, tissues and hand sanitizer are also found on most supply lists. Specialty courses may have even more specific requirements, and laptops or tablets are becoming a commonplace in most classrooms at all grade levels, although many school districts are making the technology available for students to use.

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