Eat for Better Brain Energy

Parents and Coaches,

Here is some timely and great information from TAT’s nutrition consultant, registered dietician AND busy sports mom, Lori Bondurant, RDN, CSSD:

 

TAT parents and athletes,

A stay-at-home order does not have to derail your healthy eating routine!  In fact, our current circumstances provide the opportunity to establish healthy habits that will last beyond this pandemic.  For many of you, virtual learning started last week and the best thing you can do for your child and for yourself is to set a schedule, but allow for flexibility.  In addition to a schedule for learning, you should also set a schedule for eating.  Do not allow your kitchen to be open as a free-for-all. Always have a full water bottle at your child’s workspace and have healthy snacks available for when you decide your kitchen is open.  Some ideas for healthy snacks include:      

  • Trail mix
  • Peanut butter on whole wheat crackers
  • Cut up apples or w/ string cheese
  • Carrots with hummus
  • Nuts
  • Baked tortilla chips and salsa
  • Fruit w/ Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese and pineapple

All the above options combine our major macronutrients.  When we eat carbohydrates alone, there is a rise in blood sugar levels giving us a rush of energy followed by a crash.  When we combine carbohydrate foods with proteins or fats, the blood sugar response is slowed down so that you experience a more consistent energy level.  In our current situation, that means more consistent BRAIN energy level to knock out that school work!

Stay Well & Stay Safe,

Lori Bondurant, RDN, CSSD

To work with Lori one-on-one to get your family on a healthy nutritional track email her at:

Onefitnut@gmail.com



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