Kristin Harris is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation
With many of our students preparing for midterm exams throughout the province this week, they may be feeling very overwhelmed and busy. Often the first thing to fall to the wayside when we are busy is eating!
Research shows students can concentrate better on a full stomach, so eating breakfast during this stressful time is all the more important.
Although this week many students may not have time to come to breakfast club, having some breakfast items on hand as a grab-and-go is a great alternative to their sit down meal. Check out this sample grab-and-go menu for exam week:
Sample Grab-and-Go Menu:
- Apples, Bananas, Clementine’s
- 250ml Milk (1% or 2%)
- Yogurt Tubes
- Bags of Whole Grain Cereal
- Cheese Strings
- Granola Bars (no chocolate coverings, or chocolate chips)
Remember, our students need fuel for their minds, during exam time!!