Did you know that
keep kids healthy?
Some facts to chew on:
One school breakfast provides 25% of the USDA daily recommended dietary allowance.
One school lunch provides over 30% of the USDA daily recommended dietary allowance.
Kids who eat a nutritious diet are more likely to succeed in school.
Studies show that a healthy breakfast:
Increases attentiveness in class
Improves test scores
Reduces disruption in the classroom
Reduces missed classes due to illness such as headaches, sleepiness, stomach pain, and muscle fatigue
Prevents indecisiveness, anger, anxiety, irritability, unhappiness, nervousness, lethargy, and hostility
A healthy lunch provides students with the boost they need to get through the day:
Children who skip lunch or fill up on sugary snacks can be tired and disinterested in school by early afternoon.
Teachers report that the best learners maintain a steady blood sugar level by eating a balanced and nutritious lunch.
Children who eat a healthy lunch are less likely to become obese and have fewer overall health problems. They're also less likely to develop body image problems.