Updated: 09/28/2017 3:55 PM | Print Story |  Email

Back to School Foods

Now that the craziness of back-to-school is done, we can focus on making healthier choices, de-stressing and focusing in the classroom.  Nutritionist and Founder of NaturallySavvy.com is here to share some easy tips on how to keep our whole family healthy during the fall months.

Breakfast

It’s important to start our day off by eating breakfast but research shows about 31 million Americans are skipping the most important meal of the day!

Protein and fiber helps to wake up our brain and balances our blood sugar so we don’t continuously reach for junk food throughout the day.                                                                 

Lunch

When it comes to eating veggies at lunch, kids can be pretty picky but one vegetable they all love is Sugar Snap Peas. They’re great because they’re sweet and the kids can eat them on their own—they’re stingless so they won’t get caught in their teeth, or they can dip them in hummus or a Greek yogurt onion dip—both of which have protein.

Snack
Another way to get kids to eat more veggies is by hiding them in their snacks!                              

Supplements
Once the homework starts piling on, and the days get shorter bringing the kids inside more, kids are less active and can get anxious.  Supplements can help.

  1. Magnesium: When we’re stressed, magnesium is depleted from our bodies. And when we’re depleted of magnesium we are more stressed so it’s a vicious cycle. Magnesium also helps to relax us.
  1. omega-3: helps with focus. DHA, a type of omega 3 is crucial for kids because it’s important for brain development and function, and it supports learning.