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Best foods for school going Kids

School going kid, which foods do they need
When kids start going to school after they have started being dexterous. They need foods that can help shape and build brain cells to improve learning skills or maintain their brains. 

These kids' metabolic rate is increasing at the same time since they are undergoing a faster growth rate. Their energy and protein intake needs some elevation. The protein improvement is done to meet developing tissues, structures, and the brain's cells.

When the kids  have learned to be agile enough; they are vigorous and playful they need frequent meals which can be met whenever the guardians count on snacks in between the child's meal pattern. All this is done to meet the kid's energy needs. Well-balanced nutritious foods are therefore needed to suffice their demand.

These groups of foods are best for the children

 Selecting these foods, based on all food groups is important. Picking the foodstuff from all the food groups shows that things are balanced.

The varieties guide the person preparing aware of kids dislikes and likes, depending on kids choice. For instance, these foods are essential for preschoolers;

  • Breakfast cereals

school kid having his packed breakfast cereal foods


Serving these cereals; oats, rice, or wheat as part of breakfast to kids help out maintain bowel health;  since it contains fiber, it prevents them from constipation as they start the day.

These cereals contain carbohydrates to suffice their energy needs during the day. Pack on some of these breakfast cereals; Weetabix and corn flakes for them when they left the house for school.

 Include child's favorite breakfast cereal, exclude foods that cause allergies like if gluten intolerance exclude wheat and rye. Remember to count on calories or give the right portion depending on the degree of physical activity since some of the food might be wasted.

  • Seafood

Specifically fatty fish. They contain omega 3 fatty acids for the development of kid's brain cells and nerves. Apart from the  long-chain fats essential for building the brain, these foods are rich in vitamins and proteins.

Young kids are undergoing developments for this reason they need foods that sharpen their memory as they grow up. Usually provide this seafood in the right proportion, it's recommended at least 2 servings per weak. 

Limit or remove kinds of seafood like crabs and oysters which contain high levels of mercury. Other than containing mercury their effects of causing reactions as foreign proteins should be considered.

  • Soybeans

This stuff is lactose-free and does not contain bad cholesterol. Soy is then good for kids who are having issues digesting the milk sugar. Low in saturated fats makes it good for cardiovascular health.

  • Fruits and vegetables

 Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals. Fruits like citrus fruits that boost immunity should be provided. Providing varieties of fruits in their meal patterns to maximize vitamin intake.
 Dark green vegetables that increase iron intake should be provided. Since young kids are prone to anemia their iron ingestion should be observed. Carrots and broccoli rich in vitamin A for a kid's normal vision must be present in the child's meal pattern.

 Give kids fruit juice containing different fruits blends. This homemade juice is healthy with micronutrients mix together.

  • Yogurt

Yogurt contains both proteins and calcium. Kids are then able to obtain calcium in yogurt to help them develop strong bones. Choose low-fat yogurt for the kids. Yogurts contain probiotics for easy digestion. Good bacteria can improve a child's immunity thus a low risk of eczema; allergic reactions.

  • Eggs

Eggs are a good source of proteins and vitamins. Besides the two nutrients, it contains (methyl group nutrient) choline which helps in the formation of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter). The increase in acetylcholine levels prevents kids from contracting dementia. The kids develop great minds for solving problems, especially decisions associating with school work.

''Summary''
What makes food good for kids?
  • The best foods for kids should be those;
  • which can meet their daily energy needs; compensate for energy lost from physical activity, since kids are vigorous.
  • Give protein-rich foods to support kids' rapid growth.
  • should not cause allergens to the kids- kids should not be provided with foods that irritate their system.
  • Value the favorite foods that entice and convince kids appetite; scientists say that our eyes are the first taste buds leave the tongue since when we see something appealing in front of our eyes, we feel it's absolutely edible and sweet to eat.
  • Offer a variety of foods to the kids- value variety to make meals more interesting every day to your kids. Variety ensures different nutrients are introduced to the diet.
Edward K.E

Nutrition fit health for all

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