As kids head back to school, there are important foods that will help keep them fueled and focused. Fareway Foods Registered Dietitian Whitney Packebush offered this information on the nutritional needs of children.
Calcium: bones are built before age 30
Iron: increased needs due to rapid growth
Fiber: 25 to 31 grams
Back to School ideas to meet nutrition needs:
Breakfast: Children who eat breakfast have higher attendance rates in school, decreased tardiness, increased concentration, increased problem solving skills and increased muscle coordination.
About a quarter to a third of nutrition needs can be met with breakfast. These nutrients are hard to make up for later in the day.
Lunch: If your child does not eat hot lunch, pack a lunch that includes at least 3 food groups. Think whole grains, protein, dairy, fruits and veggies.
After School Snack: Aim for a serving of fruits and/or veggies paired with protein to keep your child satisfied until dinner.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:03:59 GMT
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