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Food for the Fall

Food for the Fall

Fall - Infant

Are you ready for the rush of sugar and sweets that come with Halloween?  It may not be as scary as you thought.  Many parents think that high-sugar foods like soft drinks, candy, cake and ice cream cause their children to be “hyper.”  However, there is scientific proof that sugar may actually have a calming effect and that it actually might determine more on the environment and activity going on then the food itself.  Attending a party or dressing up in a costume are not every day events and are very exciting for a child of any age.  You should still limit or control the amount of high-sugar foods your child consumes; it’s just not as scary when they splurge on special occasions.

Breakfast Ideas Before School

We have all heard the statement that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, well it’s true! It is a known fact that children perform better at school when they start the day with a good breakfast.  We all know how crazy mornings can be so here
are some tips for good, quick and fun breakfasts:

  • A peanut butter and banana sandwich and glass of milk is a favorite of young
    ones.  It provides calcium, protein, and one serving of fruit.
  • Top cold or hot cereal with fresh or canned fruit.
  • Serve 100% fruit or vegetable juice.
  • A cereal bar and milk is yummy and quick.
  • Bagels with fruit spread or low-fat cream cheese are great on the go.
  • Make egg sandwiches the night before, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and microwave to warm slightly in the morning for a quick breakfast.

The fall is a fun season with a lot of changes. Between schedules for school, holidays and weather, there is always something different.  Hopefully, these tips will make the transitions easier!

Written by: Kim Hensinger