Students who eat balanced meals perform better on tests. While eating properly on test day can help the brain function and focus, it’s important to nourish the body and brain every day! Although no single food will make or break a child’s test results, check out the tips below to help eat smart:
1. Eat Breakfast – a solid breakfast helps prevent the distractions of hunger pains or fatigue during the test. Save time at home and fuel up the brain with a School Breakfast including a whole grain entrée with lowfat milk and fresh fruit. The school cafeteria conveniently provides balanced hot and cold breakfast entrees with fruit and milk every morning before the school day!
2. Hydrate – low hydration status can result in unnecessary fatigue. Drink plenty of fluids before the exam, and throughout the day of day-long exams.
3. Eat Snack & Meals – eating small nutritious snacks and meals throughout the day helps avoid going longer than 4-5 hours without food, which can result in distracting hunger and fatigue. The school cafeteria provides balanced lunch choices every day!
Not all students like traditional breakfast, and many are ready for a snack by the time they get to school – even if they had breakfast at home. The Morning Snack Pack Program provides students with a more “snack like” choice as they arrive on campus, in addition to our traditional breakfast. Snack Packs feature student favorites, are non-messy, and most importantly, just as nutritious as breakfast! Snack Packs offer a balance of whole-grain goodness and protein, along with fresh fruit, 100% fruit juice, plus a choice of low-fat or fat-free milk. Try our brand new Snack Pack today!