August 8, 2017

8 superfoods to pack in your child’s lunchbox

Want your kids to do well in school? Make sure they start their day with a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and follow it with an even healthier lunch.

While we all know that healthy eating is essential to our overall health, a healthy diet is also important for your child’s academic performance. Children who eat well perform better in school, feel more energetic, concentrate better, and most importantly, they stay healthy and in school.

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that more than 40 percent of the packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines.

When deciding what to pack, make sure you include a variety of superfoods too! Not only are these foods full of nutrients, but they also improve a child’s brain growth and help boost brain function, which can result in better grades.

Contributor: Silvia Delgado, RD