Best Brain Foods for Kids
What your child eats has a major impact on learning. Here are the best foods to help your child make the grade.
Text by Karen Ansel, MS, RD, Jennifer Davick; Buffy Hargett; Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Chili, a unique combo of beef, beans, and tomatoes, dishes up a hefty dose of iron, a mineral kids need to deliver oxygen to their brains. Making yours with lean cuts of beef, like top or bottom round, can keep it healthy by slashing saturated fat. You can also trim the fat by using 95 percent lean ground sirloin and draining off the excess fat after sauteing. Prefer to go meatless? No worries. The tomatoes in chili are rich in vitamin C which helps your child soak up more iron from the beans.