Sugar is your brain’s super fuel. But you have to make sure your child is getting the RIGHT TYPES and RIGHT AMOUNT at the RIGHT TIME.
Too much ‘fast’ sugar means a blood sugar high and hyperactivity. The excess sugar in the blood gets dumped into storage as abdominal fat. Eating little and often helps keep your child’s energy and concentration even.
Too much sugar and your child may be hyperactive and find it hard to concentrate.
Too little and they may feel tired, irritable and find it hard to concentrate.
|Oats||Brown rice||Rye bread|
|Whole wheat pasta||Brown bread|
|Vegetables (Excluding potatoes and parsnips)|
This will help to maintain your blood sugar levels, and prevent highs and lows.
Protein slows down the absorption of sugars found in carbohydrates.
|Cereal with seeds/yoghurt/milk||Fruit with yoghurt/seeds|
|Toast with egg||Toast with fish e.g. mackerel|