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Promoting Healthy Eating With Students

YCIS Oromoting healthy eating with students YCIS Shanghai is taking a proactive approach to promoting a healthy and balanced diet, whether students eat in the cafeteria or bring lunch from home. Promoting a healthy lifestyle in school is often brought back to family life. Eating well is just one part of a healthy lifestyle in conjunction with physical exercise. Advantages of a healthy diet Aids the physical development of growing children Boosts academic performance More stable energy source than sugar; with increased -Helps form strong attention and concentration muscles, bones and teeth Fish has been shown Helps improve cardiovascular health improve cognitive and recall abilities Prevention of diseases, such as Healthy lunches also foster a better learning environment diabetes, and lowers the risk of obesity Promotion at an early age shapes lifelong attitudes towards diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Habits learnt during childhood are often carried forward into adulthood. The best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to begin with one. Foods which help children develop The following food groups provide a range of nutrients which help improve mental and physical performance. Eating a balanced diet containing the foods below is important for everyone, especially so for growing children. Fruits and vegetables Fish Protein Calcium Nuts Fish high in Omega- 3 and good fatty acids are: Soy and gluten products, including tofu, can provide protein in a vegetarian diet sardines • soy and gluten tofu salmon chicken pork beef tuna Many fish species contain good fatty acids, such as Omega-3, which aids brain Found mainly in meats such as pork, chicken and beef (Also in nuts and dairy products) Responsible for physical development by building and function by improving the links between brain cells Aids cardiovascular health by maintaining muscle tissue maintaining a healthy blood pressure Calcium helps fight against osteoporosis The recommended amount of fruit and vegetables is five 80g portions daily Nuts fruits milk nuts cheese veģetables In addition to having lots of protein and healthy fatty acids, nuts are rich in Vitamin E, which aid memory Many oils can be used as a fish substitute Best found in Rich in many dairy products such as milk, cheese and vitamins and minerals such as fiber, folate and potassium Different types eggs Helps form strong teeth and bones. provide different variations of nutrients. Low in fat and calories Milk also contains lots of Vitamin A and D YCIS Shanghai Meal Plan available avoidedX Our lunchtime regime provides our students with all the necessary nutrition from all food groups. The salad bar ensures that a wide range As a healthy diet also requires the avoidance of unhealthy foods; refined sugars, processed meats of fruits and vegetables are available. and saturated fats are all avoided. As YCIS is an international school, our menus take influences from both Eastern and Western dietary traditions. Sponsored By YCIS (China Qingdao Beijing Shanghai Hong Kong USA A leading International YCIŞ School with campuses in Silicon Valley China, Hong Kong and the USA. YCIS focuses on providing a balanced education Chongging that uses bilingual education in English and Chinese at the core of its curriculum. Beijing Shanghai E-mail: E-mail: Phone: (8610) 8583 3731 Phone: (8621) 6219 5910 ext 222

Promoting Healthy Eating With Students

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A balanced and healthy diet is essential for the development of growing children, as they need essential vitamins and nutrients in order to grow and thrive. These vitamins and nutrients can be found i...


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