Sep 8, 2014

Brain-Boosting Back to School Foods

It’s that time of year again. As children and teens everywhere worry about which outfit to choose for the first day of school, parents have another thing on their minds. How can you help to keep your child’s energy level up and boost brainpower throughout the long school day? Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, and lean protein can help to boost your child’s energy level and brainpower. and they don’t have to be hard to fit in. In fact, they can even taste delicious!

When it comes to boosting brainpower, look to incorporate foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids into your child’s meals. Omega-3s are found in the highest concentration in the brain and are responsible for repairing and growing neurons, helping to boost the functioning of your child’s brain. One great way to increase your child’s intake of these healthy fats is through seafood. If your child tends to turn his nose up at fish, then he hasn’t tried the delicious Matlaw’s All Natural Fish Sticks and Squares, which are made with all-natural, untreated, whole fish fillets and crispy all-natural panko breadcrumbs. Not only are these an excellent choice for the whole family at dinner to boost lean protein and omega-3 intake, but they can even be a great, and different, lunch option. Just send them hot in a LunchBots or Thermos and they will stay warm through lunchtime!

For a brain-boosting lunch that will get your child through the school day and beyond, try placing Matlaw’s All Natural Fish Squares on sliced 100% whole wheat bread and top with sliced avocado and tomato. This will boost your child’s intake of whole grains, antioxidants, and fiber, in addition to omega-3s - all nutrients essential for boosting memory, concentration, and energy.