School Nutrition

Vitamin B and Vitamin E Vitamin B is critical for neuro functions, metabolisom which controls and regulates the body and equally important, energy production. …Vitamin E helps your body run like a smooth “Oiled Machine”.  Additionally, it keeps skin, eyes and the heart healthy. Vitamin E is credited for increasing HDL (healthy) cholesterol and reducing LDL (lousy) cholesterol.

Raw or Cooked Vegetables The benefits of raw vegetables consists of the stomach feeling satisfied, which contributes to….Consuming prepared vegetables helps the body absorb ….additional benefits should be noted… reduce certain types of cancer, heart attacks, renewing of cells / tissues and weightloss.

Healthy Skin, Vitamin A      The appearance of skin, hair and nails are important to understanding the health of the individual, or any present deficiencies……

Food Combinations for Anemics Only 25% of “dietary iron” is absorbed by your body.  It’s been shown that increased iron intake my not be enough to avoid becoming anemic! Instead, one should consider how IRON is combined with other foods in order to overcome problems with anemia.  When trying to improve iron levels consider adding Vitamin C…

Morning Eating Tips for Kids  If your child is unfocused, struggling to better understand their class material, or hungry it may be linked to what they are having for breakfast. Try combining some of these foods for a healthier focused mind, all have been shown to have a profound effect on how the brain functions…………

Do School Lunches Make Kids Smarter?  ….. effects of reducing sugary drinks and foods were measured against healthy breakfasts and lunches.  The evidence from the results on the exam performances were very enlightening.  The proof was in the pudding, the students were performing better with a stronger focus…..

“Going Banana’s” Bananas and brain power: 200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.  Banana’s alleviate Mosquito Bites . Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and …….

Healthy Bodies Healthy Snacks Here’s a few questions to think about the next time you pack your child’s lunch. Did you know that we can influence your moods, thought processes, immune system and DNA just by what we eat? How can we help our children optimize their ability to focus, learn and raise their test scores? Healthy snacks for kids are quick and easier to organize than you might think…….The taste buds on kids’ tongues are still predominantly influenced by the “sweet” taste buds that are on the tip of their tongue……..

Holiday Kid Friendly Appetizers     Kids are hungry by design….. We can help our children this holiday by instead having, healthy snacks readily available to offer them. Have readily available and within reach: Ex’s:  Sliced carrots and celery in cups or flower vases as a centerpiece, Apple, Pears and Cheese slices,  Fruit or vegetables dipped in yogurt, Meat slices on sliced Kiwi, Platters with nuts, dried apricots/banana’s, pumpkin seeds and popcorn on kitchen and living room tables, Yogurt or a glass of milk slows down a child’s hunger pains, Wheat grisini with cream cheese and honey dip (3 Tablespoons cheese to 1 tablespoon honey)……

Low Sodium Dietary Tips   Adjusting flavor, while reducing salt.  Mildy palate pleasing herbs in all your favortie dishes……

List of Cholesterol and Triglyceride Reducing Foods  Before doing your grocery shopping choose five foods from each catagory to buy and put in your refrigerator…………………

KIDS RECIPES will encourage the children to help out in the kitchen. Ask your kids if they can assist you in making these 2 great recipes for dinner!

SIMPLE LASAGNA

SPINACH SALAD

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