Eating During the School Day
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy.
They should stock healthy choices such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy products, water, and 100% fruit juice. Each 12-ounce soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories. Drinking just one can of soda a day increases a child's risk of obesity by 60%. Choose healthier options (such as water and appropriately sized juice and low-fat dairy products) to send in your child's lunch.
By Dr. Jessy Mouhayar
Specialist Pediatrics and Neonatology