Summer is drawing to a close, and many of us are getting ready for a new school year. I’m always so excited to pick out new books, try out a new curriculum or two, and get started on a new year.
It’s obviously important to be prepared for the new school year, but what about making sure our children’s brains are prepared for learning?
This may sound strange to some and something that many parents never think about, but what our kids put in their mouths directly affects how they learn.
What you don’t want your children to eat:
Quick breakfasts of poptarts, streusels, donuts, and sugary cereal will not provide fuel for the brain for learning. These sugary foods that are void of nutrients will make your kids tired and sluggish – not just physically, but mentally as well. Opt instead for oatmeal or whole grain pancakes and muffins sweetened with raw honey. Eggs and toast are a good option too. Eggs are a big source of choline, which is a neurotransmitter that helps us remember things.
The same thing goes for the others meals as well. Feeding your kids homemade foods rather than quick processed foods will make a big difference in how their brains develop and how well they learn.
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