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Back To School

The end of summer means back to work and back to school for many families. Our experts help you navigate where to find high-tech gadgets and other school supplies as well as how to cope with the new school year.

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File photo of children at Toronto elementary school eating healthy snacks in the cafeteria. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Health Life

National school meal program needed for children: study

| Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press

The study — released Tuesday by the Conference Board of Canada — addresses lack of access to nutritious and affordable food. (1)

New ways to pack healthy lunches for kids

Health Life

New ways to pack healthy lunches for kids

Jenn Pike of Simplicity Yoga & Fitness Therapy Studio shows Breakfast Television how to pack healthy meals for kids using the latest compartmentalized lunch containers. Video

How to deal with back-to-school jitters

Family Life

How to deal with back-to-school jitters

The beginning of a new school year can be an anxious time. CNN correspondent Karin Caifa takes a look at ways parents and students can cope during this stressful time. Video

'The Naked Roommate' author offers back-to-school tips

Life

‘The Naked Roommate’ author offers back-to-school tips

Best-selling author Harlan Cohen visits over 400 campuses a year and has a slew of tips for those heading back to school - or shacking up for the first time. Video

How to do back-to-school shopping on a budget

Life Money

How to do back-to-school shopping on a budget

Anna Vlachos gives you some tips on how to stay within your budget when shopping for back-to-school items. Video

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Sports

High-tech gadgets for back to school

Back-to-school shopping includes many high-tech gadgets rather than pen and paper for many, CityNews’ Tammie Sutherland reports. Video

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Life

Affordable back-to-school supply options

Sandra E. Martin from Today's Parent Magazine talks about some affordable back-to-school backpack and pencil case options for your children. Video

Students on Queen's University campus in Kingston, Ont., on April 6, 2011. (THE GLOBE AND MAIL/Kevin Van Paassen

Family Life

Back-to-school tips for international students and their parents

| 680News staff

Anticipate that there will be some culture shock, experts say.

Kid Back to School

Life Technology

Five tips for back-to-school tech shopping

| Winston Sih and CityLne.ca

You can go a long way with a small budget, even when it comes to technology.

File photo of students using computers. REX FEATURES/MOOD BOARD/James Lauritz

Family Life

Expert advice on overcoming back-to-school anxiety

| 680News staff

The first day of school can be a stressful time for students starting out their college and university careers.

Successful lunchtime strategies

Health Life

Successful lunchtime strategies

Videographer Audra Brown learns some successful lunchtime meal strategies. Video

Kids in the GTA head back to class

Local News

Kids in the GTA head back to class

Thousands of children across the GTA grabbed their backpacks and headed back to school on Monday. Video

Frank Ferragine's son headed to first day of kindergarten

Family

Frank Ferragine’s son headed to first day of kindergarten

Breakfast Television's Frank Ferragine is sending his youngest son off to his first day of kindergarten. But big brother Gav is a pro, heading in to Grade 2. Video

Children's safety 'paramount' to school bus drivers

Family

Children’s safety ‘paramount’ to school bus drivers

Natalie Orsono, the manager of safety and training at Stock Transportation, told CityNews that drivers need to obey the stop arm and watch out for children. Video

Dress codes & waste-free lunches explained

Family

Dress codes & waste-free lunches explained

Peppi Kondilis-Minos, the vice-principal of Bowmore Road Junior and Senior Public School, explained the rules behind the dress code –and why the school is focusing on litterless lunches. Video

A police officer watches for speeders on the first day of school on Sept. 3, 2013. CITYNEWS.

Local News

Toronto police launch back-to-school safety blitz

| Erin Criger

Police said they are targeting drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in school zones. Video (1)

New safety measures coming to schools

Local News

New safety measures coming to schools

With children heading back to class CityNews reporter Anna Vlachos got a look at some of the new safety measures coming to Toronto schools. Video

File photo of a father and son reading a book together. HERO IMAGES.

Family

10 back-to-school books for first-day fears

| Hannah Terry-Whyte, Today's Parent

These books will help Mom and Dad feel less nervous, too.

File photo of a classroom iPad at Burlington High School in Burlington, Mass. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Elise Amendola

Family Technology

The new school supplies: tech shopping for your kids

| Cityline.ca staff

Cityline's tech expert Winston Sih breaks down USB keys to external hard drives. (1)

The importance of a back-to-school health check

Health Life

The importance of a back-to-school health check

CityNews reporter Andrea Piunno found out why getting your child's health checked before school could be beneficial to their year. Video