Proper Nutrition Can Make Your Kid A Top Student
by Gobala Krishnan
important meal is breakfast, and glucose should be a part of every child’s breakfast,
to ensure that the blood sugar level is maintained through out the day’s activities. Kids
who usually skip breakfast tend to have a shorter attention span and difficulty
remembering their lessons.
2) Vitamin B – Vitamin B helps to release the energy in glucose. Lack of Vitamin B
can cause aggressiveness and depression. There are 12 types of essential Vitamin B,
so it may be difficult to get all in a meal. Cereals are a good provider of Vitamin B.
3) Iron – Helps to transport oxygen in the blood system to each individual cell,
including brain cells. Lack of iron results in anemia, which is common in children who
don’t get a balanced diet. Besides having less attention span, iron-anemic children are
less motivated to participate in challenging tasks that stretch their imagination and
ability. Having a good selection of red meat, tuna, chicken, or leafy vegetables like
legumes and broccoli, can give your kid all the iron he or she needs.
4) Folic Acid – Important in the formation of red and white blood cells. Lack of folic
acid results in your kid feeling tired, irritable and forgetful. Food sources like fresh
vegetables and fruits are good sources of folic acid.
5) Zinc – Important to maintain communication between nerve cells and brain cells.
Deficiencies in zinc can cause your kid to have difficulty solving academic problems,
something the medical world calls cognitive impairment. Zinc in its natural form can be
found in cereals and peanuts.
6) Vitamin A – An important nutrient for the nervous system of a fetus. Vitamin A is
most commonly found in beta carotene, from dark leafy vegetables and orange or
How to Ensure Your Kid Gets the Right Nutrition
A healthy, balanced diet, consisting of the right amount of cereals, meat, fish,
vegetables, fiber-rich fruits, and lots of clean, unprocessed water will provide your
child with the magic formula to succeed in school, both academically and in sports.
Does that mean that the parents of ‘A’ students go out shopping each day, cook their
own food, and sit down with their kids on the breakfast table to ensure that they eat
what they’re supposed to?
Not necessarily. Parents are discovering the importance of nutritional supplements to
balance out their diet, as well as their children’s diet. Nutritional supplements provide
the answer to the close the gap created by a busy lifestyle and the need for better
health. Adults can take multivitamins and mineral supplements out of their own
determination for better health. Children, on the other hand, especially the younger o
nes, need to be educated, tricked or forced to take nutritional supplements. Any way
you do it, it has to be done for the better future of your child.
Kids generally detest swallowing any sort of multivitamin pill, especially if it’s like really
huge ones or if it tastes bad. Understandably for them, taste is more important than
the benefit of the pill. Educating your kid is important in the long run, but younger
children need to be introduced to supplements in a more subtle way. one good way
is by giving them chewable supplements, which disguise the fact that they are
supplements by giving a good taste and flavor. Kids are generally more receptive to
taking chewables than regular pills.
Another trend today is taking liquid nutritional supplements. Liquid nutritional
supplements go one step further than chewables by eliminating the need of pill
forms. Liquid nutrition can be diluted and mixed into our drinks, cereals and whatever
else you eat during the course of a day. Children today love taking liquid supplements
that are mixed into their orange juice or other beverage. Even adults who hate taking
pills are attracted to liquid multivitamin supplements. Liquid nutrition is also more
readily and easily absorbed by the body.
Start Early to Determine Success
If you really want your kid to grow up smart and popular in school, you have to start
early. Mothers should take Vitamin B supplements during their pregnancy months to
ensure complete fetal growth. Even though nutritional supplements are generally not
recommended to kids below 2 years, ensure that from that age on your children are
introduced to taking chewable or liquid nutritional supplements.
Grade A students and kids who excel in school generally don’t have anything special
that your kid does not already have. The only difference is that they have parents
who emphasize the benefits of good nutrition. Now that you know their secret, start
today by analyzing your kid’s eating habits and take action to change their life, and
Copyright 2005 Gobala Krishnan
About The Author
Gobala Krishnan is a representative of Veriuni Nutritionals, a great solution for children
and adults who don’t like taking pills. For more information on Veriuni Nutritionals and
information on living a healthy lifestyle visit .
It is important that your child
gets his or her nutrition early on,
preferably form Grade 1. This is
the most important time for
brain development, as they start
to learn new things and create
new ideas all the time. Brain
development revolves around
getting the right amount of:
1) Glucose – Simply put, it is the
blood sugar level. Glucose
provides energy, and is vital in
determining attention span. Lack
of glucose can cause your kid to
feel sleepy in class. The most
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