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Child Nutrition

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Ingredients for Healthy Students

Two of the ingredients to a great day at school are a good night’s rest and great nutrition. This helps student perform well in school and helps their body fight off infections. Establishing a bedtime and wake up time routine helps ensure kids get adequate sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 8 to 10 hours of sleep at night. And, eating a healthy breakfast and lunch will give students the energy they need to make it through the day. 

  • Everything we eat and drink matters. Healthy eating styles are based on choosing foods that contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other healthful nutrients or ingredients and choosing the amount of calories you need to maintain a healthy weight. Too much sugar causes the body to do a “quick sugar cleanup” and then leads to a quick drop in blood sugar, possibly making your child feel tired, shaky, and irritable. This does not mean that all sugar is bad, but moderation is important. 
  • For those students who buy food at school, a great way to find out what your child is choosing is to sit down with them at the beginning of the week and look over the school menu to discuss with them what they will be choosing to eat each day and work with them on making healthy choices. For those who eat breakfast at home and bring lunch to school, involve kids in the meal planning, preparation, and packing. This gets them thinking about what it means to choose healthy foods and they learn what their bodies need to function at its best. 
  • So what is a healthy meal? According to choosemyplate.gov a healthy meal consists of fruits and vegetables, whole grains (preferably a whole grain like wheat bread, wheat cracker, multigrain pretzels), a protein, a small side of dairy (cheese, milk, etc.) and a drink that is fat free or low fat or even better, water. A meal that includes those food groups gives your child the best opportunity to power through the rest of their day feeling full and energized. It is also important for kids to drink plenty of water, to keep the body properly hydrated. 

We LOVE our students and truly appreciate the work you put into ensuring your child arrives to school well-rested, dressed for success, fueled with a healthy breakfast and ready for the day.