The 2019 Back to School Essentials Awards

The 2019 Back to School Essentials Awards

August launches back-to-school season! With it comes a combination of excitement mixed with nerves.

Whether you have a child entering elementary school, a busy teen continuing a high school career, or a college-bound young adult, consider preparing for their new starts with the following healthy products and helpful tools—all of which can help busy days go better.


Chow Time

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Eden Foods Wild Berry Mix is a grab-and-go single serving of almonds, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries and wild blueberries.

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Enjoy Life Foods Breakfast Fruit & Oat Ovals are tasty and allergen-friendly with just the right amount of sweetness

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Fuel up on Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Almond Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal—a great-tasting, sugar- and junk-free breakfast.

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Happy Family Brands Happy Kid Organic Apple, Blueberry & Pomegranate Applesauce Pouches are perfect for school lunches. This applesauce pouch contains no added sweeteners.

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Natural Traditions Roasted Baru Seeds taste just like peanuts, but they’re a nutrient-dense Brazilian legume that delivers protein, fiber, and nutrients.

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NOW Foods Nutty Infusions Salted Caramel Cashew Butter is a taste sensation that pairs well with crackers, bread, celery, and apple slices.

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Plant to Plate Roasted Vegetable Ravioli makes it fun to have veggies hidden in your food!

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Stonyfield Organic Kids Lowfat Yogurt Tubes can be frozen and then thawed for a packable and convenient backpack snack. Just 3 grams of sugar per ounce.

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Scrumptious right out of the bag, SuperSeedz Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds are a highly nutritious and addicting way to up protein intake!

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Teeccino Hazelnut Chicory Herbal Coffee Alternative is a delicious, caffeine- and acid-free coffee substitute for those who want to reduce their caffeine intake but still need their coffee flavor fix.

College Care Package

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Emerald Labs Doctor-Formulated Deep Immune Health uses mushroom extracts—maitake and coriolus—combined with the herbs astragalus and turmeric to help strengthen immunity

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Host Defense MycoBotanicals Brain Energy combines cognition-strengthening lion’s mane mushroom mycelium with the adaptogen eleuthero.

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PlantFusion Complete Plant Keto Blend 1:1 Fats+Protein keeps you full and energetic. Plant protein is combined with good fats from coconut, avocado, MCT, and sea buckthorn.

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Hungry students will love tasty RightRice. This blend of over 90 percent vegetables plus rice flour delivers 10 grams of high-fiber complete protein in just 10 minutes.

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Wakunaga Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Stress & Fatigue Relief Formula 101 odorless capsules are a go-to for stressful days thanks to ingredients like GABA and B vitamins.

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Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Plus Vitality Adaptogen Blend Vanilla Almond with Sunflower Seedbutter contains maca, ashwagandha, and rhodiola for energy. Probiotics help support digestive and immune health.

Digestive Support

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Nordic Naturals Nordic Flora Probiotic Pixies are an easy way to help keep kids’ digestive and immune systems running smoothly. Just tear open a packet of sugar-free powder and pour it on the tongue.

Growth & Development

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Carlson Kid’s Chewable Iron is an effective alternative to expensive liquid iron supplements for children. Made with natural ingredients.

Multivitamins

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Life Line Foods Buried Treasure Children’s Complete Daily Vitamin & Mineral liquid provides 100 percent of the daily value of essential vitamins and minerals.

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Flora Floradix Kinder Love Children’s Multivitamin Supplement is a liquid herbal extract formula rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Good source of calcium.

Immunity Support

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American Health Ester-C Kidstiks Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement tropical punch flavor powder packets help ward off the illnesses that come with each new school year.

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ChildLife Echinacea delivers organic extracts of Echinacea purpurea (leaf and flower) and Echinacea angustifolia (root) in natural orange flavor to help kids sail through cold and flu season.

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Nature’s Way Fortify Kids Probiotics may help kids miss fewer school days, thanks to a blend of researched probiotics that help promote healthy immune function.

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Ridgecrest Herbals ClearLungs Liquid is a pleasant orange-flavored Chinese herbal formula that works to clear up congestion from colds, allergies, and other respiratory difficulties.

Personal Care

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Kirk’s 3-in-1 Head to Toe Nourishing Cleanser works on the face, body, and hair. A little goes a long way with this super-hydrating, fresh-smelling soap.

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Give kids a fresh start with Woobamboo! Kid’s Toothbrushes. Made with biodegradable bamboo and super-soft, high-quality bristles.

School Supplies

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Klean Kanteen’s Kid Kanteen line delights with images of dragons, unicorns, sharks, and dinosaurs! Liquids stay at the right temperature for hours.

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Soyoung Olive Fox Grade School Backpack is an endearing school tool made from flax-derived eco-linen. Machine washable, it’s as durable as it is cute!

Vision Support

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Bluebonnet Targeted Choice EyeCare AREDS2 + BLUE contains all the eye-protecting nutrients recommended by the National Eye Institute. Protects against the blue light emitted by screens.