Start ‘Em Strong on Organic
Heading back to school means plunging into a new schedule, new lessons, new activities, new schoolwork…plus lots of energy demands on young minds and bodies.
Research has shown that a healthier diet can help our children perform better in school. Poor nutrition has been linked to low achievement and behavior problems.
- Kids will get to the breakfast table on time for yummy, healthy recipes like Multigrain Hot Cereal with Apples and Raisins, or Oatmeal Carrot & Apple Breakfast Squares.
- Kid favorites like apples, blueberries, broccoli & broccolette, carrots, nectarines, oranges and strawberries are nutrient-rich and make great snack options.
- Feeding our kids organic foods helps reduce their exposure to pesticides, which is especially important because their bodies and nervous systems are still developing.
For Today’s Step, add a fresh organic fruit or veggie to your family’s breakfast before they head out — the great flavor of organic food is a terrific way to start the day!
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The foundation of a healthy childhood is good nutrition — learn more about how food can help kids grow up strong on our Nutrition Goals for Little Bodies page.