Can What Your Kids Eat Affect the Way They Learn?

As you prepare for your youngin’s upcoming school year, it’s important to make sure they’re eating the right foods to fuel and nourish their growing brain and body.

Whether your child is learning from home or returning to their school campus, proper nutrition plays a big role in making straight A’s. In fact, Childrens’ health researchers have found that kids who eat a healthy, balanced diet tend to do better in school than those who don’t. This is because the benefits of eating nutrient-rich foods include improved learning, focus, motivation, and behavior.

The Problems With Eating Unhealthy Foods In Children

According to the American Heart Association, one out of three kids or teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Both overweight and underweight children, however, are malnourished. But what is malnutrition, exactly? It happens when our kids don’t get enough nutrients in their body from the foods we eat, and it can have negative effects on the health of your little one.

Eating foods that are low in nutrients can hurt a child’s general well-being, creating learning obstacles for them in school. Other studies have shown that when children don’t eat enough vitamins and minerals, they have a harder time thinking and concentrating. This lack of nutrition can mean that our kids won’t be able to focus or remember things clearly for quizzes and tests.

Children with malnutrition also have a higher chance of getting sick and/or expressing unhealthy emotions/social behaviors, causing them to disrupt learning environments for themselves and others. When children don’t eat enough nutritious foods, they’re more likely to get sick, causing them to be absent from school and miss out on more valuable learning.

Your Child Can Score an A+ in Nutrition with a Baked Smart Cookie

While the benefits of healthy eating in children are pretty much a closed case, we know kids can be picky eaters, and sometimes there just isn’t enough time to prepare nutritious meals and snacks as a busy mom.

That’s why we invented the Baked Smart Cookie: a tasty, healthy cookie that is certified USDA organic, non-GMO, vegan, and soy/peanut-free! Not only are our cookies jam packed with chunks of chocolate chips, it also has eight natural fruits and vegetables like kale, broccoli, carrot, sweet potato, apple, banana, pineapple, and strawberry packed into each large cookie, satisfying your children’s sweet tooth with every nutritious, chocolatey bite.

These wholesome fruits and veggies in our Baked Smart Cookie are rich in vitamins C, A, and K, as well as fiber, calcium, potassium, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients. They can provide numerous health benefits for your developing child, including:

  • A healthy immune system
  • A healthy digestive system
  • Healthy skin, eyes, and teeth
  • Healthy heart, lungs, and kidneys
  • Healthy bones, joints, and tissues
  • A normal organ function
  • Normal growth and development

So when you’re in a time crunch or your kid doesn’t want to eat their vegetables, you can let them snack on our yummy kid-approved Baked Smart Cookie. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about it causing your child to do poorly in school.

Guiding Your Child’s Healthy Eating Habits

A healthy and balanced diet for your child means they need to be eating the right amounts of protein, fat, complex carbohydrates, and fiber, as well as enough vitamins and minerals. Foods high in sugar, sodium, caffeine, and chemicals should be avoided as much as possible due to their potentially harmful health effects.

If you want to continue encouraging your child to eat healthy, you can focus on feeding them more whole, natural foods along with more home-cooked meals, and making sure your kid has nutritious snacks ready to go. That way, you’ll know what’s in the food.

Helping your child develop healthy eating habits while they’re young can have tremendous health benefits, not only for their upcoming school year but for the rest of their lives. Give yourself a pat on the back, mom. Reading this far shows that you’re ready to provide your child with the proper nutrition for an excellent academic experience.

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Laura Cisneros