This week, many students throughout the province are preparing for midterm exams. Exam time can be a very stressful, overwhelming and busy time for students. Eating breakfast may be the last thing on their minds when they wake up in the morning.
At Kids Eat Smart Foundation we know the positive impact eating a nutritious breakfast has on a child’s ability to learn and think….after all we believe “good eating = good thinking!”
Although this week many students will not be around for breakfast, which means attendance will be lower than normal and some students may not be interested in having a big meal before they write their exams, please make sure you still offer breakfast at your clubs.
Offering quick grab-and-go items might be just what your students need. Place a variety of grab-and-go items on a table in the front hallway. Please don’t forget to offer some fruits, milk and other nutritious foods throughout the week.
Remember, the students need fuel for the mind, during exam time!!
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador