Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had wonderful Christmas & New Year holiday. I personally can’t wait for Christmas to come every year but it is also one of the most difficult times to keep my diet under control. It’s usually filled with sweets and I notice that I eat far less vegetables than I normally do. I don’t know if it has anything to do with my diet but every year around this time I seem to get more tired easily.
I read an article recently on effects of nutrition and mental health. Apparently, children with a balanced diet do much better in school than kids who do not get the right amount of nutrition. I’m sure there is more to it than a balanced diet that affect children’s mental health. However, I believe that eating healthy food not only helps with doing well in school but it also builds healthy bodies and attitudes. Eating healthy can be done by just adding fresh fruits and vegetables into the normal routine. For example, you can add banana slices on pancakes or have orange wedges instead of ice cream as a snack.
We have some health worksheets that children can do to learn about health. I posted a couple of links to some health worksheets so please feel free to download and learn more about nutrition!