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9 Brain Food Recipes to Help Your Kids Excel at School slideshow

9 Brain Food Recipes to Help Your Kids Excel at School slideshow

Children in elementary school are at the prime age to learn what to eat and what to stay away from

9 Brain Food Recipes to Help Your Kids Excel at School

We spoke with Angela Onsgard, registered dietitian and the resident nutritionist at Miraval Resort and Spa, about the importance of encouraging children to eat healthy. “It’s imperative for our children to consume a nutrient-dense meal mid-day that will normalize blood sugar levels so that they are able to focus in school and maximize leaning potential,” Onsgard said.

Banana Almond Stacks

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This is a protein-packed snack that is the perfect combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Slice the bananas and spread the almond butter in between two slices to form a mini sandwich. Onsgard recommends choosing an almond butter without added oils, sugars, or sodium.

Bento Box

“Instead of giving the kids a store bought Lunchables meal, prepare your child a healthy bento box
filled with fresh chopped vegetables and fruit, hummus, antibiotic and growth hormone-free
cheeses, high fiber crackers, and a healthy home-made snack bar,” Onsgard says.

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

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“Most chicken nuggets are made with low quality ingredients and are typically fried and high in saturated fat and sodium,” Onsgard says. “As a substitute, make your child baked chicken nuggets with real chicken breast and buttermilk and panko breading. A delicious honey mustard dipping sauce can be made with Greek yogurt, honey, Dijon mustard, and yellow mustard.”

Jazzed Up Turkey Sandwich

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Homemade Pizza

“Rather than pizza made with processed meats and a refined white flour crust, prepare a whole-grain pita pizza with grilled chicken and veggies,” Onsgard says. “Choose antibiotic and growth hormone-free chicken and cheese and allow your child to help you pick out the veggies and assemble the pizza. Prepare the pizza the night before for the perfect ‘pizza day’ lunch!”

Mango Kefir Smoothie

Kefir is a liquid yogurt that provides 210 milligrams of calcium and a variety of beneficial bacteria in a six-ounce serving,” Onsgard says. This can be packed in your child’s lunch or saved as a healthy after-school snack.

Salmon Fish Sticks

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Fried fish sticks are high in saturated fat and sodium,” Onsgard says. “As an alternative, prepare your child baked salmon ‘fish sticks’ with almond panko breading and a healthy tartar sauce made with dill pickle, red onion, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and Greek yogurt.”

Sweet Potato Chips

Children love to snack and they tend to eat more from snacking than they do at their meals. Give them a healthy snack option by replacing their bagged potato chips with baked sweet potato chips. “Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamin A with almost three times the amount needed in a day,” Onsgard says.

Yogurt Parfait

Not only does this meal look appetizing and colorful, but it is filled with protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. Top a cup of Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. Onsgard recommends making your own granola using high quality oils, nuts, and seeds, and limiting added sugars. “Pure maple syrup is lower in fructose than honey or table sugar. A small amount goes a long way,” Onsgard says.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


Why Food Is Fuel

Just as machines need fuel to operate, different types of healthy food and beverages provide fuel for the body and brain.

Lessons

Objectives

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).

You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods. See the Extend the Lesson section of this page for a list of videos.

For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.

Set The Stage

Show students several (non-battery-powered) toy vehicles or other machines. Dramatically try to make them work. Are these machines? Why aren&rsquot they working? What do some machines need to make them work? Have students share what they know about how fuel and energy makes machines work.


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