Breakfast: Your Brains' Best Friend

Posted by Teresa M. on Sep 17, 2014 6:15:20 AM

Schools across the country have implemented breakfast programs for students. Research shows the importance of eating breakfast helps students become better learners. Not focusing on eating they are able to focus on their assignments. Having proper nutrition is also linked to brain development. Schools can now offer free breakfast to students and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables for all students in schools that qualify with their free and reduced lunch count.

Try these resources to encourage your students to use their math skills and have a nutritious treat!

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Gruesome Grub Halloween Party

by Ken Carder (author)
35 Halloween Party Recipes to make your Kids Halloween Party unforgettable!

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Super 'Wiches

ISBN: 9781617723476 by Marilyn La Penta (author) © 2012

Kids can get creative in the kitchen with inspiration from the tasty recipes in Super ’Wiches. Young chefs can choose from classic favorites with a twist such as grilled cheese and PB&J, or innovative fare like Thanksgiving Treats and Tuna Avocado Roll-Ups. Each recipe includes suggestions for customizing the sandwiches to match the tastes of the cook or to make artistic creations. After all, cooking is an artand art is all about experimenting! Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. Bon apptit!

Here are some great resources to use in health and science classes students learn about the digestive system as well as proper nutrition. Include these great read a louds to ensure your students understanding of these concepts.

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Inside the Brain

by M.D. Halvorson (author) © 2013 ISBN: 9781614809753
Find out what goes on every day inside of the human body! This title offers children an exciting voyage through the brain. Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how the brain works. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Reaction Action, Thinking Cap and how to make a Brain with how-to photos to further engage young learners.

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Eating and the Digestive System

by Julie K. Lundgren (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781618103635This title addresses how we need food to fuel our bodies. It teaches students what happens during the digestive process. How the saliva starts the process and how the stomach and intestines break down food so it can be digested properly. Also talks about the digestion system of animals (herbivores, meat-eaters).

 

 

 

 

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