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Childcare and Nutrition: Lunchbox ideas for brain development

Posted on | Bimal Bhojani

brain waves wesley chapel flKids 'R' Kids Learning Academies are focused on children's brain development through our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum which aims to stimulate and activate brain cells in all four regions of the brain. Good nutrition is essential fuel for a child's brain development. When a child reaches the age of six, their brain is 95% the size of what it will be when he or she reaches adulthood. This is a critical time to teach healthy eating habits and make sure your child is getting plenty of the nutrients that support brain function.

  • Lunch ideas with fish
    Fish is a rich source of essential fatty acids like Omega-3, which assists in the formation of membranes in the brain. It is present in high quantities in oily fish like salmon and tuna. Good ideas for lunch include tuna sandwiches on healthy, whole-wheat bread, a small tuna salad, or leftover grilled fish, should you have it on hand.

  • Using eggs in lunches
    Eggs are highly nutritious and rich sources of proteins that help build a child's brain. Eggs contain Vitamin B2 for concentration as well as Vitamin B12 for the  formulation of the red blood cells that carry oxygen to the brain and body. For breakfast or for weekend lunches, add a hard-boiled egg for an easy, tasty snack.

  • Yogurt
    Organic yogurt is high in protein, calcium, and vitamins that support healthy brain and bone growth. Give your child a small yogurt cup or use plain Greek yogurt as a substitute for mayonnaise in healthy tortilla wraps.

  • Plums and apples
    These fruits are packed with nutrients, including antioxidants that help keep immune systems strong. A healthy body means a learning brain. Add plums to your child's diet for a sweet treat. A nice snack idea to try at home is fresh apple slices with peanut butter. You can get all your organic fresh produce from a market such as Fresh Market at Wiregrass or a farmers market to teach your child about fresh produce.

At Kids 'R' Kids of Wesley Chapel, Florida, we provide your child with nutritious meals. We also utilize our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum which focuses on providing an immersive environment for healthy brain development. This acclaimed sensory play curriculum covers children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. This program is designed to activate the neural pathways that build the foundation for your child's future as an independent, confident and driven achiever. Contact us today to find out more about how our extensively qualified staff can help your child maximize his or her mental capacity during this critical time.

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