What Seniors Can Learn From Schoolchildren

Have you ever looked at the food they serve our children in schools these days? It is an ugly site. I was shocked just by looking at a group of pictures online. This is high fat, low nutrition food. Seriously. Do an image search for “school lunch” and you will be horrified.
A recent study at the University of Michigan discovered that children who eat school lunches are more obese that children who bring their own food. Of those who ate at school, 38.8% were overweight or obese, whereas 24.4% of children who ate food that was prepared at home had this problem.
School lunches give more bad cholesterol, fewer fruits and vegetable to our children.
The Journal of the American Dietetic Association published a study in 2009 that showed that 94% of the schools do not meet the standards set by the Department of Agriculture (and between you and me, those standards are really sub-standard to begin with).
The foods that children get in school also doubles (yes, doubles) their changes of getting ADHD.
Several experiments in the US, Great Britain and Australia have shown that providing healthy food that is based on whole grains, fruits vegetables, beans and legumes, these foods improve the grades of children. Behavioral problems go down, and truancy rates go down.
Real food may even be responsible for dropping the suicide rate down to zero (0) in one school in Wisconsin. This school, in Appleton WI. was the place where other schools sent the “difficult” children. The children with low grades, behavioral problems, mental health problems went to this place.
After five years of providing real food, instead of junk, grades went up, truancy went down, there were no incidences with gun violence, no suicides. It was a remarkable turn around. And the teachers, the teachers actually had time to teach the children. Think about that.
Why should you care if you are no longer of, well, school-going age?
The answer is obvious, isn’t it?
Food has the same effects on your brain, mood and performance as it has on the brains of schoolchildren. When you eat vegetables, your mood will go up, your memory will improve, your attention span will increase, and you will be more likely to show up for your doctor’s appointments (adults are still guilty of truancy).
The effects of good food on your overall mental functioning are very well documented. You can no longer ignore it.
When it comes to food, always think of this:
What you put in your body, you put in your brain.
If you let that sink in, I think you will start to eat better. I hope so.

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