Going to college is much more than going to class and getting good grades. It is also about making sure a student has all the college essentials to keep them focused, getting enough sleep, and eating nutritious foods. I know it has been a few minutes since I went to college, but nothing was better than when my parents would come visit to take me shopping or send care packages to make things feel like home.
Whether your college kid is close to home or across the country, WholeLotta Good is the perfect way to send some love whenever you feel they need a pick-me-up or need to replace the essentials. Here are some of my favorite items to send their way. (I highly recommend you explore the entire WholeLotta Good website for different ideas to send monthly to encourage your college student to focus more on studying.)
Food Items – always look for snacks with extra nutrition like fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates for energy.
- Skinny Pop Family Pack
- Skinny Dipped Almonds
- From the Ground Up Crackers
- Nick’s Sticks Turkey Snack
- Rind Dried Fruit
- Harvest Snaps Green Pea Snack Crisps
- Hint Flavored Water Variety Pack
- Smart Chicken Soup
- Kashi Go Crush Cereal
Personal Care – make sure your college student always have their personal items.
- Hello Toothpaste
- Preserve Toothbrush
- Method Body Wash
- Meyers Hand Soap
- Hempz Original Body Moisturizer
- Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets
Health – have a few supplies on hand in case your college student needs a little TLC.
- Traditional Medicinals Cough Drops
- TopCare Immune Support
- Oscillococcinum for Flu like symptoms
- Full Circle Chamomile Tea
- PureSpa Diffuser
- NOW Essential Oils
Would you like some help learning more about what your college student needs to stay healthier during the school year? Our Hy-Vee dietitians are here to discuss what would be beneficial. We could also help you choose items from WholeLotta Good to send to them. Go to the Hy-Vee Dietitian website and from there you will find the dietitian who covers your area and can set up an appointment for a FREE Discovery Session. This session allows us to learn more about your health and wellness goals and discover which of our many services will be the best fit for your needs.
*The blog articles, recipes and recommendations found on this site are not intended as medical advice and should not replace consulting with your medical provider. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.
About the Registered Dietitian
Anne Cundiff, RD, LD, FAND, has more than 21 years of experience as a registered dietitian and 13 years of experience as a Hy-Vee dietitian. Anne graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended Iowa State University for her dietetic internship. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she has serve as president and was the recipient of the Medallion Award and of the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award.