What A Young Brain Needs to Really Succeed
Food is one of the main factors that affects a child’s brain development. Children need 2-3 times more nutrients per kg body weight than adults. Because children have high energy and nutrient needs but have small stomachs, they need nutrient dense snacks.
Vegetables and fruit are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Kids should aim to eat a total of 5 servings a day of fruit and vegetables. You can do this by giving them a piece of fruit at the end of a meal in place of a dessert – it’s still sweet but better than a slice of sponge cake!
A brain, just like any other organ is changing every day and what we feed our children can contribute to their brain development. Balance is key to a healthy diet where a brain thrives on what we put into our bodies. If possible, try and let your children enjoy a variety of foods, here are a few tips to maintaining a balanced diet for optimal energy and brain performance for your little ones: