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Fueling kids for School

By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

Has your healthy eating also taken a summer vacation?  It's BACK TO SCHOOL time!  Really, for many of us, this is like the New Year.  At my house it means back to schedules and routines.  Why not make this happen with your diet as well?  What your child eats does make a difference in how they learn.

Also, about a quarter of 2-5 year olds and one-third of school-age children (including adolescents) are overweight or obese in the U.S.  As a parent, you can influence what your kids are eating at school and at home.

Yes, breakfast is an important meal for growing children. Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomach aches in the morning. Their overall test scores are higher, they concentrate better, solve problems more easily and have better muscle coordination. So whether they eat at home or at school, be sure your children eat a nutritious breakfast every day.  Avoid high sugar cereals which will leave your child with spikes in blood sugar and hunger pains early in the day.

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By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian
Categories:  Kid's Health & Safety

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Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian





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