Now that school is back in session, you may be wondering what you can do to improve your child’s ability to read so they’ll get better grades. Although learning is a year-round process, many children spend more time relaxing, playing and having fun during the summer months instead of brushing up on their reading skills.
According to a study posted in Food and Wine, healthy foods play an important role in your children’s reading ability. Although there are many other factors that can affect reading abilities, such as physical and mental health, socio-economic status and parental influence, the implications of the study only included diet.
It was found that children consistently scored lower when they regularly consumed high amounts of sugary foods and saturated fats. They scored higher on standardized academic tests and reading assessments when they maintained a diet high in fish, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unsaturated fats.
No matter what grades your children are in, it is never too late for them to adopt better-eating habits. It is also never too late for you as their parent to lead by example either. Although the study was done on children to show the correlation between diet and reading skills, imagine how beneficial maintaining a healthy diet can be for you.
The earlier you implement healthy changes to you kids diet, the higher the potential your children have to perform better on their tests and reading comprehension exams. Ou may already be aware of how challenging it can be to get your kids to eat certain healthy foods. However, it is your job as a parent to come up with ways to make any foods they don’t like more appealing.
While there is a lot of information available online, you may be surprised to learn that we have plenty of tested, tried and true recipe books for kids, parents and anyone who’s interested in improving their culinary expertise or simply wanting to experiment with different ways to prepare their foods.
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