A healthy diet and exercise plan will help your children learn as they start back to school. Here are some nutrition tips to help children succeed at distance learning:
1. A Balanced Breakfast
The day will start properly with a breakfast with energizing carbohydrates and some fiber. To help fuel the brain, choose foods made with whole grains, such as cereal or toast. It will help provide long-lasting energy by adding some protein and healthy fats from foods like Greek yogurt, avocado, eggs, or nut butter.
2. Snacks With Protein
It’s common to reach for sugary snacks for a quick energy boost between meals, but the brain will benefit more from a protein-packed snack. Include items like low-fat string cheese, a few slices of deli turkey, edamame, or a handful of nuts for a snack. This will help enhance cognitive performance.
3. Lunch Should Be Lean And Green
For a quick energy boost between meals, it is common to reach for sugary snacks, but a protein-packed snack will benefit the brain more. Items such as low-fat string cheese, a few deli turkey slices, edamame, or a handful of snack nuts are included. This will aid in improving cognitive performance.
Kids learn best throughout the day when they move their bodies. Learning from home, however, is not necessarily conducive to getting sufficient exercise. It may be helpful to put together a physical activity family plan that is safe and appropriate for the learning environment of your student. In smaller spaces, where keeping the noise down is key, simple stretches, pushups, and yoga poses can work well. Even if it’s just for short bursts of time, getting some sunlight and fresh air is very beneficial.
5. Let kids Be Responsible
Parents and caregivers are overstretched in managing their careers, educating children at home, and keeping up with other responsibilities. To help lighten the load, children can take on age-appropriate tasks.
Kids can feel empowered and productive by taking on an active role in household chores and meal preparation, whether it’s making their own breakfast, helping to prepare lunch, or washing and putting away dishes.
6. Stay Hydrated
The best beverage is water. Steer away from providing sugar-sweetened drinks or juice that only lead to dental concerns and energy crashes. Your student dislikes water, does he? Try adding freshly sliced lemon, lime and cucumber, and fresh herbs to naturally flavor the water.
It’s clear that teachers and learners alike can’t wait to get back to the classroom safely. For now, by creating a healthy routine at home where they can remain physically and mentally focused on learning, we can help our students to succeed in distance learning.