Foods to Help Kids Focus
Welcome to dishing up nutrition with licensed nutritionists and Dietitians nutritional weight and wellness. We explained the connection between what you eat and how you feel stay tuned for practical rely solutions for healthier living through real food nutrition slow down. Too fast. You got to make no mom last just kicking down the cobblestones. But Fund and. Crew. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to dishing up nutrition brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness. Currently, kids are back at school already didn't the summer fly by WHO Know Carolina did it summer started in March? Yes Whether. It is full time or part time in person or because of the corona virus this year, maybe your kids have taken over your dining room table threesome champion a little bit more every room. Right whatever way your kids are attending school. This year brings some very much extra challenges for both students and for the parents. So we believe it is even more important to feed your kids foods that will help them focus and learn. Yes. That is so true whether your student is in college or kindergarten food counts when you want them to have good brain power. Well Good morning everyone I am Caroline Hudson and as a Dietitian I am constantly reading and learning about how I can improve my own nutritional counseling skills. So I can help my clam clients both young and, of course, old I. Want them to feel better do better and I understand how food helps build memory and focus in children adults, and of course, even in our seniors joining me today in studio is registered and licensed. Dietitian Theresa Wagner, who is living through this unique back the school journey with her three children ages eleven nine and six and April. Actually it was. Oh Yeah. It was April right TREASA. You wrote that great blog about the challenges as a parent who is trying her best to feed her kids, healthy meals and snacks throughout. Every day right. Beside loved your line in your blog about. Quote Mom Guilt Magnus don't have that out there. I mean moms out there I think everybody's saying. We sure do whether it's about food or anything I. Think we're guilty. or at least we feel that way. Yes but I have been debt registered Dietitian. Let's see here for the past twelve years and I know this because I remember passing the RDA exam when I was very pregnant with my son my first child. So over the years I think I have had. A lot of experience just trying to feed my kids healthy foods. Yeah well, however when The order came to stay at home. What happened I was constantly hearing I'm hungry. What can I have for a snack? It's amazing at how much and how often my kids wanted to eat to be honest at first I was able to manage the situation on how often my kids wanted to eat but I have to admit that after a while I just threw up my hands in food exhaustion exhaustion and just started to say, yes to whatever they wanted to eat. Now remember I'm a Dietitian and food is very important to me. So I wasn't feeling very good about what they were choosing to eat. Yes. In the short term, I found it was easier to just let my kids eat whatever they wanted but I knew that it was not what I wanted for my kids over the long term. and. Just like any parent listening I, want to feed my kids food supports their body and their brain and as reality of this Cova situation set in I realized that we're all in the same position and we could be for many more months. So I came up with three simple insights to motivate myself and hopefully others to make good food choices a bigger priority and again. I'll share some of these insights with you in hopes that they can help you. The one of the first insights I had was. I want to see my kids healthy foods because they build strong bodies, well-functioning brains, and disease resistant immune systems. All very important reasons absolutely Ashley Right now especially right now that immune support immune systems, you have to have a really strong immune system right now, right because if we come in contact with that virus, we want to be able to fight it off or if we get it, we wanna be able to not have horrible symptoms are. Horrible reaction exactly The second insight, poor food choices like processed foods equal. Poor Focus and poor concentration. Frankly, now that I've been forced into a new role as a Teacher's assistant. A role that I'm not super excited about. I don't want learning for my kids to be more difficult for them, which in turn would make my job more difficult. But most importantly, I want learning to be fun exciting meaningful challenging. Yes. But not difficult. So that was my second insight. And third maybe the most important in the short term and kind of looking through my parenting I as poor food choices leads to poor behavior and that is so well documented Theresa's so you know. But now you're you can see it at home. verstand stand yes and the reality is, is we as families are at home together hour after hour and for my personal sanity and their Stu Yeah Right. We need to get along and be able to work together peacefully. So. These are really difficult times for all of us. So we want to share some tips on how you can help your kids focus and learn as much as possible, and also make it easier for you as parents out there in this covert situation. So. Yes. Staying away from those process than convenient foods convenience type foods. And Feeding Your family real food. Unfortunately, it does take more time initially. But as you develop these real food habits and you start to see the results you're going to say I'm so glad I'm making that extra effort to feed my family real food. Because my kids are special and have their own unique abilities and talents, and that should be true for every parent out there. One of the first steps I took to make that the good food choices a priority again was to set up a meal schedule I tried to stay with the schedule every day because I found my kids do better with consistency they feel more secure when they have a schedule and structure. They know when breakfast will be. They know one, they'll have lunch when it's okay to have snacks and what time to expect dinner. and honestly is not very surprising that kids and really adults to do better and feel better when they have a scheduled to follow. The first couple of days were a little rough for the food schedule but after a few days, maybe a week or so there was a rhythm to each day that made my feel more balanced in this unsettling time. Yes. Schedules are so important and and even in Non Cova Times. Yes. Schedules for children are extremely important. They all they really function so much better. You know when you they know what to expect and you do too So I'm sure you have all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Heard that one. at first, you know it may be really difficult to get your kids to eat what is considered real food at breakfast that will help them boost their focus motivation and moods all day some kids they just want a big of cereal for breakfast, right? Do that. It is definitely not a good healthy balanced breakfast for developing good brainpower. Also because of the number of CARBS, it's a breakfast that we would call kind of weight gaining breakfast and Statistics. Show that about one-third of teens today are overweight or obese. We'll caroline how many carbs are in two cups of cereal or your average bowl of cereal. I'm sure many of you are going to be a little bit shocked to hear that just two cups of dry cereal. Before the milk is added to that has approximately fifty five grams of carps. That breaks down to fourteen teaspoons of sugar, and again, that doesn't include the milk because there's carbs and milk right? Naturally occurring ones while there's nothing wrong with eating some carbs for your breakfast, it is much better to limit the number of carbs to around thirty grams or less. Because the CARBS will not keep your child's blood sugar balanced throughout the morning to help you. to help with staying alert or preventing those energy depths that can cause a lack of focus or a lack of concentration. So, if you're not having Syria, what do you suggest caroline? Well, you know it's almost time for a break. Lou I. Back. So you are listening to dishing up nutrition brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness because of covid nineteen, we are finding that more and more people are interested in gaining more knowledge about what to eat to support good health and especially what to eat to support good immune function. For that reason, I want to tell you a little bit about the book I have on my nightstand. I'm just love this book brain maker by Dr David Pull Mutter. I find this book. So fascinating, there's so much information about what I should eat to help my memory as I age. So I am confident that brain maker will have the information you want about the foods to eat to support good health and the foods to eat to support good immune function, and we'll be right back. Dishing up nutrition. then. Spur sharing books that we are reading I, read and use nutritional weight and wellness cookbook in nutrition guide often. It's apple crisp season but most apple crisp recipes are loaded with sugar however, the apple crisp recipe. Fifty nine uses only one tablespoon of pure Maple Syrup and one tablespoon of brown sugar. Just add a dollop of whip cream and it is a perfect dessert that your entire family will love Yom yeah. I'm also enjoying one of Dr Mark Hyman. well-known books. Food what the heck should I eat I, love the title of that book. And this book he explains more about the quality of the foods we should eat better hyman shares information about foods that are great. Grandmother's new were good for us this information that are great-grandmothers. New has gotten lost in this process prepackaged food era. Oh, has it ever my goodness? You know early this morning as I was getting ready for this show I actually flip it open that book too so. Yeah. Okay. Before we went to break, we were talking about getting kids. He eat real foods at breakfast instead of like that two cups of cereal that would be turning into about fourteen teaspoons of sugar. No, and I think you said. So what did he? Do your kids eat well. If. You don't do cereal you, I. I would suggest that you should be eating a high protein breakfast. That's really the best. Most ideal choice for your for your children and your entire family to start the day to keep their blood sugar balance and an old research study from George, Washington. University which is still relevant today found that a high car breakfasts such as Syria resulted in poor attention. At nutritional weight and wellness we tell our clients that the best breakfast for better focus and positive behavior is a balanced breakfast of some protein satistics, eggs, and some fruit or Veggie and a healthy fat. So you can cook that egg in butter. That's a healthy fat I find that many. Kids love cooked carrots. Or sweet potato my mind kids love sweet potato. That's for sure topped with a little bit of butter and a small bowl of berries or cantaloupe along with their scrambled eggs. That's a great healthy balanced breakfast You know I, was chatting with Dr and for those of you who don't know does the owner and founder of nutritional weight and wellness. She told me that when her grandkids came to visit recently that she made the Zucchini pancakes, she topped the Keane pancakes with butter some blueberries and a couple of teaspoons of pure maple syrup sounds pretty good. I. Maybe I'll have to try that with my kids but this recipe, it has four eggs and three cups of shredded Zucchini. So her grandkids probably didn't even realize that they were eating eggs and vegetables for breakfast. Yeah. You know I shred Zucchini into like my meatloaf for my meatballs and it keeps it nice and moist. Tell that. Yes in there. Yes. Well. If you're interested in that Zucchini pancake recipe, you can find it on our website at weight and wellness dot com, and then another option that you could do with this recipe would be to substitute cooked sweet potato and added Dashes Cinnamon, and with that Maple Syrup. It would be a sweeter version of that Zucchini pancake and it would be orange for fall or for Halloween. So that would be kind of fun. You know what? I might top that with maybe a little bit of. Cheese Oh yeah. Does Akina Pancakey. Yeah. Yeah. So that savory flavor. Yeah that sounds great. You know sometimes a pinch, fix my kids an organic grass-fed beef hot dog and have apples and peanut butter on the side and just when you have to do something really quick my youngest she loves to eat the chicken maple sausages that you can get at targeted I'd. Like your kids she likes to have potatoes roasted in in coconut oil my middle she loves to have banana protein shakes, and my son just likes to keep a traditional eggs with toast and butter some fruit. Great. Great. These are balanced breakfast of proteins, some fruit or vegetable, and some healthy fats that provides the nutrients for good brain function. Absolutely. So skipping breakfast or eating junk food breakfast Ken lead children and adults. Got To put that in there to be impulsive distracted and restless. So if you or your child or anyone that you're no has some adhd signs or symptoms, it is very important to feed the brain the nutrients needed to function well so and I think that's A. Different concept were feeding our brain and people really know that that's what they're doing. You know I think when we say it. They're like Oh. Yes. Sure. That makes sense. But I don't think that that's really a thought that we have unless somebody penicillin at right. So not only do we need to feed these nutrients for our brain to function well, not only at breakfast, but also throughout the entire day. So if you have a picky eater you. have to try turning breakfast maybe into a bit of a picnic do they have to sit at the breakfast table or the kitchen table? Not No no. Not really maybe when they're really young because they tend to make mass. I know my granddaughter makes a real mess. That's for sure. But you know throw a beach towel on the floor and say, Hey, we're going to have a picnic and suddenly the picky eater is eating a lot more things maybe eating everything that you've put in front of them, it can work like magic. Yeah. Yeah. That sounds like fun. Another healthy spin on typically high sugar breakfast is making French toast with one slice of your favorite healthy bread I like the poppas organic Brad I don't know if you've seen that but I really liked the ingredients on that one and you can find it at regular stores. But anyway, to make the French toast and to make sure it has sufficient protein double dip the bread in the egg mixture. Then top it with full fat cottage cheese and berries or pineapple, and serve that French toast with a couple of slices of nitrate free beacon. You could also make the Turkey sausage patties from the cookbook I. Respect about before the weight and wellness cookbook and have that in place of the Bacon I love that recipe I make that one all the time. Yeah. I do too I actually divide my Turkey I do three pounds at a time and season it differently and make it all in the oven and then from in the freezer. So they're really handy take perfect grab out. So we cannot stress enough the importance of a balanced breakfast with protein, a complex carb preferably from vegetables or fruit and one tablespoon of natural beneficial fat. This is going to help keep blood sugar levels steady which courts prevents mental and physical drops in our energy. Your focus is going to be better. Learning will be easier. Your kids will have less anxiety and hopefully fewer emotional outburst. That's the goal. Here's another important tip. Don't buy junk food don't bring junk food into the house only bring foods. You're proud to feed your kids into the house or proud that's in your grocery cart caroline have you ever hit anything in your grocery cart? So people other shoppers and see what you're buying. You. Know. It would've been a long time ago that I would have done that I. I don't I don't bring junk into my house. Yes. This have it works great for my kids and it works great for me because I'm not tempted either it's a win win the less I have to say, no the better. Yeah, and it's already odd time for a second break. You are listening to dishing up nutrition brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness. Today, we're discussing food nutrients that support focus, concentration, memory, and positive moods for both children and adults. 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Later in the show, we'll share all of the September class options so you can feel better and better. So before we went to break, we're talking about not bringing junk vigil house right. I think that's a really good thing especially now because we're home all the time. Yeah, and I have heard that a lot from my clients is maybe they're not bringing in but her husband is or maybe the teenage son that can drives off to the. Convenience or whatever, and those foods call to you. You know the ice cream in the freezer, it has somehow developed a voice. This Caroline Theresa. Right. Bring that stuff that's right and then it won't talk to you. So. You know I've granddaughter. Two and a half, and you know whenever I have her over I like to make sure that I have. Some good healthy foods for her I, call it her treat bowl. But of course, it's not a bowl full of candy or chips like other. People might think but you can still be good gramma and not give them cookies candy I can. Certainly can. Instead I fell up maybe with some fresh veggies, some fruit protein snacks, you know my granddaughter loves Protein Shakes SMOOTHIES. You know she'll see me making one and she'll go. Can I have some? She drank half a mind the other day. They're like milkshakes. Healthy version of that. So Theresa, let's talk about other snacks that what are you doing for your kids? Well, here's something that I found that works well, and it's kind of like the idea that you just said a snack buller platter and what I do is I just put some foods that are okay for my kids to eat, and then they can go to that bowl or platter and pick what they want, and maybe for some people might be four different bowls are platters if that would fit in their refrigerator fill one of the bulls are platters with veggies like baby carrots. Excuse me sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes, cucumber slices Hickam Sticks Cauliflower Broccoli Flora? Theresa, I used to have what I called. My Mom approved snack bowl. Yeah and it had it was just one bowl. Would put all of the snacks like when the kids when my kids are all grown now. But when they were young and they came in from school I had. A bag a little small bag of nuts. I had some celery sticks and some carrot sticks and you know maybe a couple hard boiled eggs and a couple of pieces of fruit they knew whatever was in that bowl they could have that's fair game you coming in from outside you grab the bowl and whatever's in it they can have so. So. You know another idea would be to do a fruit platter with some apples or clementines or berries are grapes. Little Cups of applesauce. Oh. Yeah. Used to do those two and some olives I. my kids loved olive. So Or individual cups of Cantaloupe Watermelon. Yes. So we'd have. A platter with Veggies than a platter with some fruits maybe another bowl might contain some fats, nuts, sunflower seeds, or olives like your kids like. Or maybe, those little containers of Guacamole. Worked for dipping their veggies. And for a protein platter, maybe put in nitrate free Turkey sticks or beef sticks or some rolled up nitrate free deli meat or cheese sticks hard boiled eggs or even since slices the summer sausage really easy protein. Yeah. And you can also make those bite-size muffins using like a mini Muffin Tan and of course, our muffins have protein powder in them and aren't overly sweet at all. You know so and we have the banana and blueberry muffins there on our website at weight and wellness dot com. And I would encourage you to get your entire family involved by cutting up some of the fruits and veggies. Packing up the nuts or olives in little cups have them make those little muffins they would love that? They have ownership in their food choices and rather than baking cookies with your kids teach him how to prepare healthy snacks. So they don't get caught up in that on healthy sugar trap. And you know one thing I've found with my daughter who with her she's getting a little older and she's has this new found independence and she's like I wanna make my own lunches and what I have found that she has because we have planted the seeds of how you build a meal with proteins, fats and carbohydrates she naturally does that because she wants to do a good job because she's showing. Mom Yet, she showing what she's GonNa make for her lunches that she nationally gravitates towards that now, which is really fun for me to see because I feel like if I'm making her meals or snacks, maybe some complaints but if she's in charge of it, like you said taking ownership she does the things that I've been trying to ingrain in her over the last few years. So that's really fun to see. Okay. So I think we should give you some more health full tips about foods you can prepare for your family's okay. So what thing is not to throw away the egg yolk eat the whole egg the egg yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg. But, it's really confusing when you go to the grocery store because there are so many different labels on the eggs. So what should we be looking for on those labels are what on the packaging? What do we want to look for? Well. One of the first things I look for is antibiotic free and hormone-free or excuse me antibiotic free but hormone-free sometimes, you see that on the label that's meaningless because it's illegal to give hormones to poultry. So antibiotic free. Another thing is certified organic is good because it guarantees that the chickens did not eat GMO grains and they weren't and those grades weren't doused with Pesticides or antibiotics. So organic is good to see on the label. If, it happens to say gluten free on the label that means nothing because excellent. That would be just a marketing tactic. It means nothing. pastured eggs are a great option. Especially, if you know the farmer who raised the chickens because that means that those the chickens were out on the pasture, they were able to eat both grains and bugs, which makes for very nutrient dense eggs. You can tell because the yolks are really really yellow almost orange. organic Dha eggs are also great. These are high in Omega Dha Fatty Acid, which supports your child's brain, and the retina of there is an ice to each egg yolk contains about one hundred milligrams of DHA fatty acids. So for good brain health and vision, we often recommend for people to have at least four hundred milligrams of Dha a day. So to jokes and one DJ supplement would meet that requirement. So Theresa, I'm just going to back up here a little bit. Yeah I think we really need to remind our listeners that Dha. You know they're just initial steps. What. Does that mean that mean? But it is one of the two primary fatty acids in fish oil or Omega threes right? The other ones. So it's Dha and EPA. Those are the two fatty acids in a mega three fish oils Yep. That's right. And those are really important like you said, they are essential fatty acids right? That means our body can't make those, right? Yes. We have to get them from her diet. Good Point. Okay. So let's talk about chicken nuggets because while I don't think that we have to feed our kids kid food it is fun sometimes to have things that are kind of your traditional kid food food's. So my kids sometimes want to have chicken nuggets and being the person that I am I have to read the labels right? I need to know what my kids are eating. So I read the ingredient lists I looked in what the chicken consists of in the chicken nugget. And here is what I found from a well known chicken nugget package. Ground chicken meat. soifer lower soy protein isolate sodium try poly phosphate. Zones for be yeah I come. In. Your pantry right. As A chemical preservative that's also used in detergents Yuck. Yeah and lastly, of course, their sugar. The crazy thing is those ingredients do not include the breading or batter that's just the chicken parts. Okay. So they're not really chicken. Little bit chicken. Yes. Right. After looking at those commercial chicken nuggets, I decided to make my own on page eighty six of the cookbook of wellness cookbook. You will find a recipe for Turkey or chicken nuggets. You can make either way when I wanNA make the recipe gluten free. I'll use almond flour for the coding and I'm happy to say that my family actually likes those homemade chicken nuggets better than the frozen store-bought checking. It is time for us to go back to her third break. So you are listening to dishing up nutrition. We're pleased to offer you so many options to learn more so. You can put healthful eating into practice. We really do understand that every day there are many temptations calling your name. In fact, a client told me that during the stay at home order when she did not do her own grocery shopping, she actually ate better because all of her special treats didn't get into that grocery cart. The reality is that most of us need to do our own grocery shopping to learn to develop the very important habit of only buying healthy foods and leaving the junk and treats in the store with that in mind think of when it will be best for you to take. Our next series of classes and we will be right back. Welcome back to the dishing up. We are offering our twelve week nutrition for weight loss program online, which means you can watch it whenever you want early in the morning while you drink your coffee while the kids are napping or late at night when everyone is sleeping. But if you prefer to be a part of a small group, there are a number of virtual zoom classes available for you and they're starting really soon they're starting this week. 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Also provides the other B vitamins and contains key minerals for our immune system such as zinc selenium, magnesium and potassium meet also contains iron, which is very important for menstruating women. Protein is the building blocks of our brain chemicals and supports the production of Serotonin dopamine and all of our neurotransmitters. Lastly animal protein is necessary to maintain and build our muscles and our bones. Sometimes, you forget that protein import for the talking to kids we really need we I lot of kids don't eat enough protein. Yeah. You know calcium gets all the attention. Yeah. It does and they need protein. Okay. So have you heard the expression, you are what your food. I want to put that into some perspective for you. So grass fed beef has two to three times more healthy fats such as C. La and a better ratio of Omega three to six. These fats have been associated with reduced cancer and Cardio Vascular Disease. So Nutrient Wise high-quality grass fed beef is going to beat even the organic if the beef is coming from cows fed organic grain. So the absolute best be for your. Health and mother earth is meat from grass fed cattle raised on organic pastures. So the USDA SEAL is a stamp that means the producer is being regularly check to make sure they meet the standard grasp head is really a term that isn't subject to any federal standard. So what I'm suggesting to our consumers as you should look for trusted Third Party Verification Like P., C. O., one, hundred, percent grass fed certification seal so this. Actually requires the grass-fed producer to also be certified organic soup. That's really good or you can look for American grass-fed seal, which verifies the cattle were raised on pasture eating only grass and were never given any antibiotics or hormones. Small Caroline. That's really good information because it is so true I mean it's confusing it is very confusing. The labels are very confusing and it's hard because some labels designations are regulated and some are not and so it's good to know which ones to look for. Okay. So here is a recap of what we have shared with you earlier today. As a parent I, make it a practice to feed my kids real food real animal protein, real carbohydrates such as vegetables and fruits, and real natural fats such as butter Avocados, olives, olive oil cream, and cream cheese. I avoid all refined oil such as soybean, oil, corn, oil, cottonseed oil, and even canola oil because these oils are damaged oils they're they're processed and revive refined, and really what that means is that in that processing and refining of those fats, damages, those fats and eating damage fats damages your body. Yeah. I always tell my clients. You know we really stress good healthy fats because. Every single cell membrane, the membrane itself, the cell wall is made from fat yet, and it's made from all three fats actually more saturated fat than. Polyunsaturated or the monounsaturated. Exactly. So it's really important not to feed unhealthy fats but where are those lurking theresa? Oh, they're everywhere everywhere everywhere there in your processed foods I mean you look at any packaged cracker? Cereal Bread Granola bar all those things if you look, you find soybean oil or canola oil. And everything in everything it's there but it's not in vegetables. It's not in fruits. It's not in means and it's not in the natural through talking about it's not knowledge Avocados, right. So right those are the good fats. So, why do we as Digest Dietitians choose to cook real food for our families I think caroline why? Why? Why do you do that? Well, first of all real food not processed food. Now we really need to pay attention. This is going to be what support our immune function. So right with Cova did we have to have strong healthy immune systems so not only should we be wearing masks and keeping social distancing, but we should be really focusing on trying to eat prepare. Like you know shop for real food shop, the parameter of the grocery store you know or I have some friends that have like started getting their meets flown in A. Box or something I think that one and I was looking at the other day and the has salmon shares. So you don't even have to go to really and they're you know either wild caught the sick Osama and the butcher boxes all grass fed, and so it would be a really good way to get that good healthy grass fed meets right and how convenient. And it's you know. Potentially safer correct. Exactly. You know one of the reasons why I cook real food for our family is because real home cooked food supports healthy brain function, which I'm thinking about right now because my kids are in school. So it supports but are focused and concentration memory grades, moods, fewer emotional breakdowns, and for these reasons, we believe it is so worth the time it takes to cook real food of course, eating real food the best quality you can afford leads your family down the road of good health today and into the future from childhood through eighteen years and even into older age what a great reason to cook real food at home. So, this was great to be with you. This is the first time I've been studio Jackson. So this was really fun. So thank you everyone for listening our goal at nutritional weight and wellness. It help each and every person experience better health through eating real food. It's a simple yet powerful message eating real food is life changing. Thank you for joining us and today for joining us every week. Lots. Of people do right be healthy and be safe and we'll see you next week. Thanks for listening to dishing up nutrition. You enjoy this podcast. 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