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Children's nutrition- eating healthy foods helps children to improve their grades!

Posted on Feb 09, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

Sometimes we get too focused on childhood obesity and we may end up sending the wrong message. Parents whose child(ren) are not overweight may think that the message about healthy eating, the importance of daily exercise and a balanced meal are not meant for their child.

Well that could not be further from the truth. Yes, it is true that the childhood obesity epidemic is causing government, health officials and schools to take notice and implement strategies to address it.

But more and more studies are finding that over 80% of our children do not eat a balanced healthy diet. Not getting the necessary nutrients can affect how well your child does in school. And this regardless of weight.

Recent studies have shown healthy eating can positively affect your child's:

  • academic achievement
  • brain development
  • school attendance
  • punctuality
Key to healthy eating:
  • balanced meal with foods from all the food groups
  • eating breakfast every morning
  • eating a healthy lunch
  • eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily
  • daily fun exercise/activity
These are the essentials that all children need. Start making changes in your child's habit/routine. Remember, these changes add up. Help your child develop healthy habits one change at a time.

"A fit body is a fit mind"




paula bishop
Friday, Aug 21, 2009 @ 11:26 AM

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I agree that eating balanced meal consisting of of energy boosting lean protein,slowly digested ,whole grains ,rich vegetables and fresh fruits do provide sustained energy for the whole day. I also learned how breakfast has a huge impact on child's metabolism, health and effects how they do in school!
Lanny Stern
Friday, Sep 18, 2009 @ 01:59 PM

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I do not have kids of my own but I know when I was growing up and I was in school the teachers always told us to eat something for breakfast. " Don't skip breakfast they said because your brain don't work as well." I always thought they was kidding but I found out that it was true even in my adult years I can tell a big difference when I eat breakfast.

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