No doubt about it, kids are back in school and a lot of parents are making packed lunches for their kids.  

Nationally-known Dietitian Diane Henderiks thinks there are several things to concentrate on.

"I think it's just really important for kids to make sure they have a nourishing breakfast, they have good snacks on hand, and if they want something sweet, that it's a good option," Henderiks said. 

And she says she's not talking sugar when she speaks of sweet snacks.

She says plant-based Soy Joy bars do the job without the health issues.  

Henderiks also says kids who aren't hungry in the morning still need to eat something.

She says a recent study in the "Journal of School Health" shows that kids who skip breakfast don't do as well in school.