Jim Meyer, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Ralls County, University of Missouri Extension
With the new school year upon us, parents should be reminded of the important role nutrition plays in assuring kids a successful school year. Nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
Kids who are nutritionally fit are more likely to have the energy, stamina and self-esteem that enhance their ability to learn. But, as they run out the door with thoughts of seeing old classmates, joining new clubs, participating in school sports and getting good grades, kids will not be paying much attention to the proper nutrition needed to accomplish all of this.
For tips on practical, easy ways to help ensure proper nutrition, see the full article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut64.htm