Physical activity improves attention and memory in children.
Healthy, but less physically fit pre-adolescent children appear to have more difficulty in executive control and relational memory processes. These functions include the ability to selectively focus attention or change focus when needed and to remember facts or objects that have been recently shown.
PositiveTip: Exercise is good for all ages, and is especially critical for school-age children and adolescents.
Whole grain cereals for breakfast delays hunger and reduces food intake.
Preadolescents children eating whole grain low glycemic cereals for breakfast had delayed return of hunger after breakfast and consume less food at lunch.
PositiveTip: Make breakfast and whole grain foods a regular part of your eating habits.