August means back to school. Parents and children have cleaned out closets and are ready for a new academic year with fresh school supplies.
This is also the time to think about supplying the correct nutrients to keep the body and mind working at their best. Children need nutritious breakfasts and packed lunches, and families need to eat healthy dinners at home. So this may be a good time to give your kitchen a makeover.
This is the first in a series of articles to help you create a kitchen that is equipped to prepare balanced meals for your family.
Let’s start with the pantry. It is important to stock your pantry with staple items that help you fix a quick nutritious meal at home without too much effort.
Parul Kharod is a clinical dietitian with WakeMed Health & Hospitals. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.