You can't believe it. How can they already be heading off to college? Weren't you just watching them learn to ride a bike (cue soft music and backlit flashback). But there they go, into the unknown.
You can't control if they'll have a neat or friendly roommate or if they'll get into Sociology 101. But you CAN help avoid massive culinary disaster (have you been to a dorm cafeteria?).
Send your child, grandchild or favorite co-ed an awesome tote of super tasty, reasonably healthy, and outrageously delicious snacks to keep on hand. You can bring the tote of deliciousness along with you when you're dropping them off. Or surprise them with a box in the mail. Perfect for finals.
Imagine them snacking, studying and thinking of you. Cue soft music again.