As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we have had a focus on food, and how we can be boosting our brains and our memories as we make the right food choices and eat for a healthy mind. Research has shown that the following foods boost good mental health: oily fish, blueberries, turmeric, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, eggs, oranges and green tea.
At lunchtimes at Lambrook this week, we have highlighted some of these foods to the children by having signs next to these ‘brain foods’, most of which are on our menus already; these have proved to be extremely popular choices! From smoked mackerel to turmeric bread, pumpkin seeds to fresh fruit, we are fortunate at Lambrook to always have such a wide variety on offer to our children. Our pupils use this food to fuel their learning and physical exercise during the school day.
Aside from nutrition, mental wellbeing is dependent on many other factors, including lifestyle, sleep, exercise and genetics, and so it is important to take all of these into consideration on our journey to improve mood and cognitive function.
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