Back to School: Nutrition and study advice

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - As the new school year gets underway, experts have some advice on how to make sure your kids eat healthy and practice good study skills.

Studies show children who eat a healthy breakfast have improved concentration and more energy. For lunch, nutritionists say children should have meals that include low-fat milk instead of juices and soft drinks containing sugar.

If kids are buying lunch, experts recommend parents guide their choices ahead of time.

When it comes to studying, experts say parents should set up a well lit and quiet spot at home where school supplies are available. Figure out which time of day works best for your child to do their homework.

For some kids, it's right after school. Others may need a short break.

If your child has trouble focusing or completing homework, talk with their teacher, counselor or their doctor.