Nutrition Experts Give Distance Learning Menus For Kids
If your kids are learning from home, they also have direct access to all of the food in the house.
Nutrition experts spoke with Huffington Post about what are the best things to feed your kids while they are remote learning.
The first thing to do is to establish a schedule like your kids were physically in school. There should be a time for studying and time set aside for snacks and lunch.
One dietician said “Try to feed kids every two to four hours, or even more frequently for smaller children or for light breakfast eaters. Be willing to check in and adjust. Going from 8 a.m. to noon may be too long between eating, for example, so you might need to add a snack at 10:30 a.m. and then eat lunch later.”
As far as actual food, breakfast foods can be traditional like granola, cereal, and fruit or non-traditional like leftover pizza or stir-fry. As long as they eat something to start the day. Experts say lunch can be simple, like a sandwich or frozen burrito, but make sure to sneak some kind of vegetable in there.
For snacks, try fruit, popcorn, nuts, or pretzels. Make sure there is only a certain portion available so kids don’t polish off a full bag.