If your child has trouble at school, a key factor is likely to be what they are eating for breakfast. Cheerios or Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs for breakfast are a sure way to make your child unhappy, fidgety, tired, and unable to concentrate; No Super Hero can function like that.
Here would be a sample healthy protein menu for the average schoolchild for one day:
- Eggs 2 medium = 12 grams
- Turkey white meat (with no skin) 2 oz. = 17 grams
- Sunflower seeds 1/3 cup = 11 grams
- Almonds 1/3 cup = 9 grams
- Salmon 2 oz. = 14 grams
- Broccoli 1/2 cup = 5 grams
Raw, whole fresh fruit and vegetables are the ideal complement to these protein meals. I do not mean pasteurized fruit juice boxes or cans of processed, sweetened peaches, as these have no real benefit and are likely to deplete vitamins! For a vegetable, try Broccoli Stem Rounds. Raw vegetables and fruit help provide the minerals, vitamins, and digestive enzymes necessary to digest the protein and make your child happy and productive.
Don’t forget water! The best way to transport is in glass bottles. You can refill Perrier bottles with water from home.
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Happy learning for your whole family!
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Dr Anita Mary Pepi DC