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Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina
Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
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04/11/2018

The Importance of Fruit in Your Youngster's Diet

When it comes to the food choices that your children make, everybody knows that it’s better to make healthier choices, such as to choose fruit over sweets. However, despite how important this is, student’s just don’t like the idea. Below is a great post from Stretch-n-Grow, Winston/Salem, NC to share with your children to help them understand why fruit is so important.

Playing Games!

When it comes time for a break from school or even to run around the yard on weekends, it’s all about energy. And while it may seem like children have endless levels of energy, there is a limit and that limit is determined by the nergy their body gets from food. For this reason, share with your children the tip that, the more naturally sweetened fruits they ate, the more usable energy their body will receive and the longer they can play!

Smarter Brain

Speaking of energy - there’s one part of your child’s body which loves nothing more than using energy and that’s the brain! A student who hasn’t eaten enough healthy foods, such as fruits with all of their natural goodness isn’t able to focus on their studies. And while this may not seem important to a child, it’s worth reminding them that a student who can’t concentrate on their studies isn’t able to finish their work on time and will have to stay behind in class instead of enjoying time with their friends!

Children's Fitness Is Important at All Ages

Use the above tips to introduce your child to a world which doesn’t have to be solely healthy-food oriented but one which includes a solid amount of fruit intake.Of course, when it comes time to play and to grow their body, nothing works better than exercise! Speak with Stretch-n-Grow, Winston/Salem, NC at (336) 287-1193 to find out more about the benefits of children’s exercise and how Stretch-n-Grow, Winston/Salem, NC can help your youngster!