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09/09/2014
We know that there is a correlation between what kids eat and their academic performance. We are sure that you know that some foods are really just better for active bodies and minds, and with this in mind, The Tutoring Center in Bear would like to offer you a list of 7 superfoods for your children. These should help your young ones maintain a healthy, balanced diet, while at the same time aiding their brain function for better academic performance. 

Sweet Potatoes are a source of vitamins B, C, and E. They also contain large amounts of potassium, calcium, and iron. Not only do they move along digestion, but they also help prevent imbalanced blood sugar.Sweet potato fries are usually a hit! Just cut them into wedges as you would with regular potatoes, then cook them in the oven using olive oil, salt, and a bit of pepper. 

Yogurt is not only an excellent source of calcium and protein, it is great for digestion and aids intestinal health. For added sweetness in your yogurt, try adding granola and/or honey. Fresh fruit is a great addition, too. 

Blueberries and bananas work well, although feel free to use whichever fruit your child prefers. Blueberries are rich in a number of vitamins and minerals that our bodies require but, even better, they have also been shown to contribute to a healthy, effective immune system.

Oatmeal is a great choice of carbohydrate, as its low glycemic index means that it releases energy steadily throughout the day. It has also been shown to lower bad cholesterol.Try making oatmeal with milk instead of water to make it a little creamier. Again, topping it with fruit is an excellent choice.

Avocados are great for your digestion, and they are also rich in healthy fats.You could try making a guacamole dip and dipping in fresh vegetables instead of chips. Another option is to puree avocado and put it in soups or smoothies. This is especially good to remember if you’re catering for a selective eater. Avocados add texture, but barely change the taste. 

Spinach contains calcium, folic acid, iron, and vitamins A and C. The are all absolute necessities for a growing child. 
Spinach might well be the number one superfood. Adding spinach to soups or quesadillas can be great. It can also be pureed and hidden in other foods. You can add spinach to smoothies just like avocado, as it also doesn't change the taste of a smoothie too much. It will, however, be very green. If you think this color may not appeal to your child, try putting the smoothie in a colored cup. 

Salmon is not only a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, important for brain function, but is also known to improve mood. It is recommended to get fresh, wild salmon, if possible.

The importance of finding food that will help your child stay healthy and focused cannot be overlooked. For other ways you can help, try reading our tips to helping your child improve at school. We know that you want to provide everything you can for your child; that’s why our dedicated and professional tutors at The Tutoring Center in Bear are ready to help your child with anything he or she might need. Call (302) 832-2400 to schedule a free diagnostic assessment or to arrange tutoring in Bear.

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