Tackling Test Stress Tip 4: Fuel Your Mind

This tip is fairly well known, but should not be ignored. We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Sometimes, students skip breakfast because they’re sleepy, they’re running late, or they’re just not hungry. Be sure your students know to eat a healthy breakfast and avoid excessively stimulating foods, such as those containing caffeine or sugar, on the day of a test. A healthy breakfast should contain some protein. Low fat meats, eggs, and milk are good sources of protein. Whole grains, vegetables, and fruits are a good source of fiber. A healthy breakfast should contain some fiber.

An example of a healthy breakfast that can help fuel students’ minds might be something simple like an egg, a bowl of whole grain cereal with low fat milk, and some blueberries.

Encourage students to avoid away from the sugary cereals because they are digested quickly and will leave students hungry and tired in a couple of hours.

You can also keep a basket of fruits like apples and bananas in your classroom for students who may not have gotten a good breakfast.

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Comments

  1. Fiona Clark

    Providing proper and adequate nutrition to fuel both the body and the mind is definitely a argument for having a free breakfast program at every school!!

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