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Stay Cool for Back to School with Justine Santaniello

Rick talks to Justine Santaniello, Lifestyle & Parenting Expert.

It’s hard to believe but back-to-school season is already upon us and now is the perfect time to equip your kids with everything they need to take on the new school year. Justine Santaniello, our Lifestyle & Parenting Expert, talks the stress that comes with back-to-school prep and share ways that parents can set their kids up for success at the start of the new school year. Justine will also provide tips on preparing fun lunch and snack ideas, time saving hacks, how to stay organized, and more!

Some of Justine’s tips:

SPICE U LUNCHTIME: The tedious task of making kids’ school lunches gets old FAST, so turn traditional lunch box treats into a fun and tasty experience! Spice things up to keep it interesting, add some pizzazz to the presentation, or prep the food in a different way. Make your kid the one everyone wants to trade lunches with!

EYE EXAMINATIONS: Back-to-school season is the perfect time to get your kids' eyes checked to address any potential issues and give your child the best possible vision for success! Book a consultation for an eye exam prior to their first day so they’re ready to take on the year with clear eyes.

HOW TO SAVE TIME: Let your child pick out their own outfits for school! By making outfit selections the night before, you eliminate the morning battle AND it lets them express themselves. Also, try to get as much packed the night before and make note of whatever needs to be packed in the morning so you don’t forget.

STAY ORGANIZED: Create an organized homework area, but let the kids be involved in its creation so it will be a space they want to be in. Parents should also do a few dry runs with the kids to their schools so they can see what the drive is like, and to get a sense of how long it truly takes to do morning drop offs.

Can you share a few tips that make back-to-school prep easier?

What can parents do to spice up lunchtime?

Why is it important to get appointments like eye exams out of the way before the start of the school year?

Where can viewers go for more information?


Multimedia lifestyle contributor, Justine Santaniello is a top authority for providing engaging content and innovative products. She has shared her tips and top product suggestions – otherwise known as her ‘Just Haves’ – regularly on Access Hollywood Live, The Wendy Williams Show, Inside Edition, Fox & Friends, Yahoo!, Amazon Studios, FOX Business, and more. As the founder and creative director of JustHaves LLC, Justine has become a go-to media and consumer resource for anything and everything related to style, beauty, gifting, entertainment and beyond. Known for her conversational and engaging commentary, Justine has made over 1,000 TV appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CW, WE, The Hallmark Channel, and The Weather Channel in addition to a regular role as a brand ambassador on QVC. Most recently, Justine has added executive producer and host to her resume for the nationally syndicated show, Lifestyle Today on WLNY New York, WPSG Philadelphia, KTXA Dallas, WUPA Atlanta, KSTW Seattle, WTOG Tampa, and WPCW Pittsburgh.

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