Starting The Day With A Healthy Breakfast Can Help Improve Children's Behavior
Always begin on a high note!
Most of us grew up with the all-too-familiar adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And for parents, it’s not surprising to follow the same line of thought when it comes to their kids. As it turns out, this isn’t merely well-meaning parental advice — there is actual substantial evidence to back up the statement.
According to a study published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, students who skipped breakfast performed worse on a series of tests than those who didn’t. In fact, they’re more likely to be distracted and give up on challenges easily.
Data compiled by nonprofit organization Food Research & Action Center support this, showing that kids who don’t eat breakfast tend to have lower math scores and poorer grades. In comparison, a healthy breakfast has a positive effect on both memory and attention. Those who start their day with a balanced meal don’t just perform better at reading and problem-solving exercises, but also show improvements in endurance and creativity in school.
But what exactly is a proper breakfast?
Think back to the three basic food groups: Go, Grow, and Glow. Each one has something different to bring to the table. Go foods, which include bread, rice, and pasta, give children the energy to use their physical and mental abilities. This means that kids are more likely to be active during P.E. and come up with the right answers to a pop quiz.
Grow foods, such as fish, meat, eggs, and milk products, help promote children’s height and appropriate weight. Don’t be surprised at how quickly they look like they’re growing up!
Meanwhile, Glow foods keep them from missing too many important classes or exciting field trips. Rich in vitamins and minerals, these typically include fruits and vegetables that help ward off illnesses.
Your children will need to draw important nutrients from these food groups to perform at an optimum level, so if you can begin each day with all three packed into a meal, do so.
One easy way to do this, sans all the cooking, is to have a set of go-to healthy breakfast sandwiches made with Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads. Lady's Choice Meaty Spreads contain real meat and farm-fresh eggs and offer a good dose of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential nutrients.
Packed with essential Go, Grow, and Glow vitamins and nutrients, these breakfast sandwiches made with Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads — together with kids’ balanced diet and active lifestyle — help ensure that children have what they need to keep them going all day long.
Of course, getting your kids to eat their breakfast is one thing; getting them out of bed is another. To shoo those ZZZs away, kick-start every morning by dancing to Lady’s Choice Go Grow Glow Gising music video. Get their bodies moving and their blood flowing. After all, a good breakfast isn’t the only thing that can improve your children’s behavior!
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