Kristin Harris is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation
With many of our students preparing for midterm exams throughout the province in the coming weeks, 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.
Providing Breakfast Club during exam time can be one of the most important times to provide breakfast. We encourage all clubs to keep breakfast service up and running all throughout the year but especially during this time. Students need this nutritious start to the day more than ever during this busy and stressful time. Offering a simple grab and go menu could be a great option for these mornings.
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!!