a food switch for hyper active children
The Parents-Teacher Meeting was over.
Discussions followed by series of actions...some works well...some need to be revised...
Even during the PTM,I played safe with my words or even my advise... I was once a busy working mother who was not managed to prepare even simple lunch box for my children. So now when I see the children bringing food from home I keep on praising the parents...
Dealing with small children,for these few years,I realised that the five years old children at our school are struggling very hard from the changing phase they have to face.
|When ever I felt impatient with my children,her passionate always inspires me...Miss Tammy at Athens Headstart.|
After trial by trial,InsyaAllah...they will worth it...
The question is will it be easy for our children to accept this kind of food?...or should we make it more interesting by cutting them cute like the Japanese bento box?how about the time constrain?
Switch out processed foods for natural foods
"Food additives and colors plus artificial sweeteners make the nervous system overactive.""Food additives and colors plus artificial sweeteners make the nervous system overactive. That's in addition to what too much sugar can do," explains Dr. Jennifer Greenfield, Center for Chiropractic Wellness.
"Foods that have calcium and magnesium, like vegetables, nuts and seeds, can be calming," adds Greenfield.
Researchers are continually looking at how food coloring and preservatives influence hyperactivity in children and experts like Kulze suggest eating as many natural foods as possible and avoiding "factory made" food choices.
Calming food choicesSome of Kulze's top snack picks for kids include instant oatmeal, granola bars, air-popped popcorn, hard-boiled omega-3 fortified eggs, stone ground tortilla chips, fruit smoothies with wheat germ, and dark chocolate.
She also recommends incorporating these foods into your children's diet:
- Cut fresh veggies (baby carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper strips,
broccoli/cauliflower florets, etc.) – serve along with a "healthy dip" like hummus, low-fat salad dressing, guacamole or salsa.
- Low-fat yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese – plain, sweetened with blended fruit or a bit of frozen concentrated fruit juice is best. If you use low-fat fruit flavored yogurts, cut in half with plain to reduce their sugar content.
- Nuts or seeds – almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts, etc. Don't forget about sunflower seeds and toasted pumpkin seeds. Try roasted soy nuts.
- Fresh, frozen or dried fruit – serve cut up in an interesting cup or bowl. Even better, create a "healthful" fruit/yogurt parfait by alternating layers of fruit with low-fat yogurt and granola.
- Reduced-fat cheese – you can now find an amazing array of cheeses made from 2-percent milk in lots of kid-friendly packaging.
- Whole grain crackers, like Ak-mak, Kashi TLC, or Triscuits with 2-percent milk cheese, peanut butter, almond nut butter, hummus, salsa or spreadable fruit.
- Healthy cereals – dry or with skim or low-fat milk. To select a healthy cereal, be sure it contains at least 3 grams of fiber per serving and that you see the word "whole" as the first word in the ingredients list.