Monday, January 26, 2009

Brain Foods Your Kids Need

11 edibles that boost brain function, enhance memory, and improve concentration.
By Sarah Mahoney , Sarah Mahoney is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Prevention magazine.

For years, athletes have eaten to win. Is it possible for kids to eat to learn?

You bet, and some brain foods go straight to the head of the class. Leading nutrition researchers are learning more every day about the power certain foods have on growing bodies. Not only can these nutrition all-stars help build a better brain, but they can also supply school-age children with the focus needed to navigate their time tables, sit still during story time, and still have energy for a fierce game of freeze tag.

Okay, maybe these brain foods aren't your kids' favorites--yet. But if you're willing to be patient and offer them regularly, they soon will be: "With kids, nutrition is all about structure and consistency. Once new foods become predictable, they'll come around," says Susan L. Johnson, PhD, director of the Children's Eating Laboratory at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. To continue with this post from , please continue here:

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Sharon Brumfield said...

I love the picture of the little one and the watermelon! Too cute.

We are not health nuts here in our home...but I do think that it is important to think about what you are sending you kids off to school with. I know that too many carbs and too much sugar makes me feel I don't want to take the chance that they may make Julia feel the same way.
It is something important to think about.

He & Me + 3 said...

I need to keep trying those brain foods...Model is so picky. Ugh

Donetta said...

Great post. I like the WATER reminder for the kids. My kids take a water bottle to school in a sock so it does not set on the papers or on the desk. I thought this teacher had a great idea.

Donetta said...

That should say so that it does not sweat on the papers

Marsha said...

I can't stop looking at the picture of that little one! TOO CUTE!

Thanks for sharing this article. I will read it for sure.

Love you.

Peggy said...

How precious the little one with the watermelon! I found your Mission...BRAIN FOOD! I need some!
Is it too late?

Blessings Michele...I wanted to continue but when I hit the continue here-I received an oops message:(

Thank you fro sharing in M4M!!!
GREAT MISSION! Health & brain boost for kids, enhance my memory & improving my concentration-all so necessary in maintaining the temple of the Living Spirit!

Denise said...

Very imformative.

~hon~ said...

The picture really caught my attention. I LOVE it! Funny and cute. The baby is so adorable.

This post is very helpful. I am health conscious so I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for sharing. Brain foods are a must. hehehe!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H. iLoveYou, my dear sister Michelle!