Breakfast Really Does Help Learning – Boost Brain Power When Testing

Evidence suggests that eating breakfast really does help kids learn. After fasting all night, a developing body (and brain) needs a fresh supply of glucose — or blood sugar. That’s the brain’s basic fuel.

To keep your child’s brain powered up, the first meal of the day should be rich in protein and good carbohydrates — the whole-grain variety that will sustain your child for a long spell rather than the sugary kind that will push their blood sugar up, then let it fall.

Sugary cereals get into your body quickly and cause a peak in blood-sugar levels, but the levels then fall dramatically after two hours or so. Oatmeal, on the other hand, is absorbed slowly, so oatmeal eaters gets a slow rise in blood sugar and enough energy to last through the morning.

A nutritious breakfast before school everyday will help your child learn. A good breakfast, in addition to 8 hours of sleep during the weeks of the upcoming MCAS testing will promote good memory, alertness and stamina to performs their best.

Do everything you can to help your child learn. Try something new. Start everyday with a healthy breakfast! Try these ideas:

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5 Breakfasts That Boost Brainpower

Get smart about your child’s breakfast with these kid-approved and expert-recommended healthy breakfast ideas.
Breakfast Burrito
               Whole-Grain Pancakes      Breakfast Cookies                                      Peanut Butter Wrap                    Quinoa Bowls

Recipes available at; http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/back-to-school/breakfasts-that-boost-brainpower-pictures.aspx#/slide-4