Nutrition

Sept|Oct 2017

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

 

September is Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month!

Smart Snacking

Smart Snacking is important because more than a quarter of kids’ daily calories may come from snacks.

Vitamin C - The Mood Food

Vitamin C plays a key role in the production of neurotransmitters that affect mood and are critical to the proper functioning of the brain.  A diet rich in vitamin C can help reduce physical and mental effects of stress. Check out these nutrient-rich veggies packed with vitamin C.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services and National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (2016), Vitamin C. Fact Sheet for Health Professionals.  Retrieved from: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health (2015), Effects of Oral Vitamin C Supplementation on Anxiety in Students, Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26353411