Fuel up your body with healthy foods to combat stress, improve learning and help ensure your immune system is at its best. Nutrition impacts brain health and in fact, the “gut” is often referred to as the “second brain” because it is a major producer of important neurotransmitters that support brain chemistry. Mood follows food so it is essential to keep your blood sugar levels stable by eating regular, healthy, snacks and meals. Drinking enough water during the day increases memory and the ability to focus.
You can be a role model for others in your household by following nutritious eating habits. Involving your children in preparing and planning meals is a great way to spend quality time together and will set the foundation for them to learn and improve their food skills. Cooking and eating family meals together is also an opportunity to socialize and share cultural and family traditions.