How eating the right stuff can help kids learn better.
Some times the simplest things can help our children succeed in school. For example a good eight or ten hours of solid sleep can do wonders for a child’s attention. And good food can also help a child with learning says Daine Kalnins, co-author of Better Food for Kids. “We know in terms of math, in terms of remembering things at school, it’s really important to have that breakfast meal. It doesn’t have to be a huge portion, just a little bit of carbohydrate, protein and some kind of fluid that gets them started during the day. It doesn’t have to be a big production in the morning and there’s lots of different choices that parents can provide their children. Leftovers make a great breakfast. In fact if you’ve got some leftover pizza or pasta from the night before and that appeals to your child, there’s nothing wrong with offering that up for breakfast in the morning.”