10 Super foods to help your child focus at school


What mom isn’t looking for ways to get her children to focus their attention, particularly when it comes to school and homework?

By including these 10 super foods into your child’s diet, you can do just that!

“You are what you eat” – and, your children are, too.

Children need fuel to grow, to play and most importantly, to learn.

So, it’s no surprise that children who eat better, tend to perform better at school. This is because they have enough energy (the good kind) to focus during school hours and complete homework once at home.

If you’ve noticed that your child’s grades may be slipping – or he is struggling to get through the (ever growing) school work load, it could have something to do with his diet.

After all, food doesn’t just fill tummies, but brains and nervous systems too!

Foods for focus

YouTube channel, ‘WhatsUpMoms’ shares 10 super foods that will help your child feel more powered and focused throughout the day in an informative new video. The five-minute video also shares easy ways to include these super foods into your child’s diet.

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1. Blueberries

The anti-oxidants in blueberries stimulate oxygen and blood flow to the brain.

Stir them into yoghurt for a healthy breaky or afternoon snack.

2. Flax seed

Ground flax seed is packed with magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids, B-vitamins and fibre – all of which help improve mental clarity and focus.

Sneak them into a smoothie or include them in your next batch of homemade flap jacks!

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3. Dark chocolate

This is one super food your children won’t mind!

Dark chocolate stimulates endorphins and serotonin levels to improve mood. Dark chocolate also contains magnesium which is a great de-stressor. So, feel free to include a block or two in your child’s lunchbox as a treat.

4. Leafy green veggies

Think kale and spinach!

Leafy green veggies are full of anti-oxidants and carotenoids which help to improve your child’s brain function. They also contain folic acid which assists with mental clarity.

Fresh salads are great for packing in the greens – and if that’s a no-no, then disguising them in a smoothie with other yummy ingredients should do the trick.

5. Avos

Avos are known to increase blood flow to all your organs (including your brain). They also contain fibre (which will keep your child fuller, for longer) as well as vitamin K and folate – which helps improve memory and concentration.

Try starting your child’s day with smashed avo on Low GI toast.