Good sources of protein are meat, fowl, fish and dairy products. Or try peas, beans, nuts and seeds.
Kids can get iron from dark green, leafy vegetables. Liver, eggs and raisins also are good sources.
There are other foods that experts suspect interfere with learning. Children who eat these foods might not be able to concentrate, sit still or remember well.
Experts say children should try to avoid the following:
- Too much sugar (like that found in candy, cookies, soft drinks, and sweetened cereals).
- Foods with caffeine (from chocolate, tea, or sodas).
- Foods with additives (such as artificial flavoring and preservatives).
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