The link between diet and academic success

Posted by: info@esthergodoy.com on February 16, 2016

Did you know that what kids eat not only affects their hunger levels, but their academic performance?

What kids eat can really make a difference to their energy and concentration levels throughout the day. This can impact on how well they do at school. So, what should they be eating?

First things first: breakfast. Begin each day with a healthy breakfast to give kids energy to kick-start their morning. The best breakfasts are high in protein for maximum brain power – think eggs and milk – and include some lower-GI carbohydrates like wholegrain bread for energy.

Young brains need a range of vitamins to help them grow. Incorporating lots of colourful fruits and vegetables into your kids’ meals and snacks will make sure they get the vitamins they need.

Omega-3 is key for memory and concentration! This fatty acid can be found in oily fish like salmon, as well as in walnuts, linseeds and flaxseeds.

And what not to eat? That’s the easiest bit of all. Avoid processed foods, as well as pre-packaged snacks and treats – they can be full of sugar or fat. Instead, make sure the kids are eating plenty of whole foods so they can get the most out of school – and life!

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