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Increase Learning Power through Proper Nutrition

It is said that an empty bag cannot stand upright. Yes, when students are not nourished properly with a balanced diet, their learning power will be diminished. As educators, it is our responsibility to educate both students and parents on the importance of proper nutrition with all the macro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals so that in the end, the students' learning power will be at an optimal level. The following resources will certainly be of great help to teachers and parents.
A Collection By Suzzanne McLean
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Increase Learning Power through Proper Nutrition
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This video presentation was very humorous.The fruits and vegetables were “talking” to the little girl about the benefits of her eating them. The little girl wanted to eat pizza but she was convinced not to eat it. Teachers can use this presentation in the classroom setting to encourage students to eat fruits and vegetables and the wonderful benefits of doing so.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers need not be frustrated because on this website they have access to lesson plans, activities, and ideas on how to teach proper nutrition to children. There is a particular lesson plan that fascinates me and that is “Nutrition Lesson Plans – Fun Hands-on Activities”. This lesson plan gives students the opportunity to cut-out pictures of the different food groups and write about them. Teachers and students will enjoy these fun activities.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article is a report that summarizes different strategies which educators can model. Among these areas are the breakfast program, school lunch program, training, community and family involvement just to name a few. This program is geared to helping students develop lifelong healthy eating habits. The diseases that are prevalent now will be lessened. Educators can use this report as a guideline in creating their school’s health program.
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    Nutrition and Cognitive Development

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Researchers have investigated and found out that when a child is undernourished or poorly nourished then it will have a negative effect on brain development. In fact, this article mentions that proper nutrition starts before birth. Teachers have a role to play in educating parents to nourish their children with a balanced diet and then they will receive positive results in their children’s learning. This article reinforces that fact.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    As educators, we cannot neglect the importance of proper nutrition for children. Each day children are bombarded with junk food – foods that are unhealthy. Many times children are not able to fight the common cold. Why? Sometimes they are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. This article highlights the importance of having proper nutrition and the negative effects of not eating healthily. Teachers will appreciate reading this article and they can encourage parents to do the same.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Educators are aware of the ripple effects that improper nutrition has on students’ learning. Children are encouraged to eat healthily and exercise and as a result they will be able to perform well academically and behaviorally. This video presentation emphasizes that fact. Teachers as well as parents are in a better position to instill proper healthy eating habits.
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