Successful academic performance requires a healthy brain.  A healthy brain requires nutrient-rich food and adequate hydration. This is especially important for children with learning problems, and with emotional/behavioral challenges.  Unfortunately, the standard American diet is comprised of food that is greatly depleted in nutritional value, in comparison to the diet eaten 70 years ago.  In addition, this food is loaded with pesticides, preservatives, and other chemicals that are harmful to our brains, and the rest of our bodies. Many children today, and especially those with learning problems, are picky eaters or addicted to junk food.  For some families, attempting the change to a healthy diet can be a major challenge, and take a long time to accomplish.  

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After researching a variety of options to support parents' efforts to provide a nutritious diet for their children, Abba's Child Learning Center is now recommending the use of Juice Plus+® as a quick, easy, and affordable way to start the journey toward a healthier lifestyle. It's the next best thing to eating a diet filled with fresh-picked vine-ripened fruits and vegetables. 

The USDA recommends we eat 7 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.  Most people don't come anywhere close.  Clinically proven Juice Plus+® helps you bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat, every day. 

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Once a family has established a nutritional foundation of abundant raw fruit and vegetable nutrients, other essential dietary changes can be accomplished gradually, one step at a time.  There are many different approaches to healthy eating, each with its own group of enthusiastic proponents.  However, the following principles are common to most healthy dietary systems:

 

  • Processed foods

  • Refined sugar

  • Chemical sugar substitutes

  • GMO Foods

  • Soda and sports drinks

  • Gluten

  • Foods that trigger negative responses

  • Farmed fish, caged poultry, and corn-fed beef

  • Trans fats and animal fats

  • Excessive salt

  • Excessive quantities

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Whole grains, rather than refined

  • Organic and locally grown foods

  • Plenty of clean water, free of chemical additives

  • Raw produce, nuts, and seeds

  • If eating meat, choose grass-fed meat, free-range chickens, and wild-caught fish

  • Healthy omega-3 rich oils

  • Fermented foods

For a fun way to get children started eating healthy foods, request our free e-booklet "Healthy Snacks for Kids".