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Healthy nutrition for child brain development in Lawrenceville, GA

Posted on 06-30-2014

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The first few years of a child’s life are the most critical, since this is the time when major brain development and growth takes place. Parents will want to ensure that their child is receiving the right nutrition for proper brain development. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sugarloaf, we take nutrition and brain development seriously, through the implementation of our Brain Waves program. Brain Waves is a brain development program that we have been implementing in our academy for many years. Here we have compiled a list of nutritional foods parents can give children to help with brain development:

Fish

Fish is a high source of Vitamin D and Omegas-3s, and is also a good source of protein. A child who eats fish over time can reduce the risk of:

  • Cognitive decline
  • Memory loss

Types of fish which are high in Omega-3s include tuna, sardines and salmon. These types of fish can lead to better focus in a child so they can learn more in school.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts are packed full of protein and essential fatty acids, and are a great source of nutrition for the body and the brain of any growing child. Seeds help keep the nervous system clean. Serving nuts and seeds to smaller children can be an issue, therefore you can use sunflower seed butter on a child’s toast or create a nut pesto and serve it with pasta or a salad.

Eggs

Eggs are a highly nutritious source of food that have high levels of the following:

  • Lutein
  • Omega-3s
  • Zinc
  • Protein

The above mentioned nutrients are good for helping a child with concentration and brain growth. One good way to serve eggs is to scramble them or make them sunny side up and serve them on whole wheat bread. Be sure to consult your child’s pediatrician before introducing any new food item to make sure it is age-appropriate and doctor recommended.

For more information on our brain development curriculum contact Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sugarloaf.

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