Eating the right foods not only improves a child’s memory but also helps them concentrate better. Because of their active lifestyles at school, on the playground, and at home, children have higher energy requirements during their formative years. They are also at a stage in their development when their brain is still rapidly developing, and ignoring good nutrition can have long-term consequences for various aspects of their physical and mental health. Eating foods high in various nutrients may help them avoid lifestyle diseases and promote better memory, concentration, and growth. (Also see: Super unhealthy foods to avoid giving your kids)
According to UNICEF, nearly two out of every three children aged six months to two years are not fed food that supports their rapidly growing bodies and brains, putting them at risk of poor brain development, poor learning, low immunity, increased infections, and, in some cases, death.
“Nutrition is critical for good health and brain development. Better nutrition is associated with better infant, child, and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, a lower risk of lifestyle disorders (such as diabetes and obesity), and longer life. Children who receive adequate nutrition are more productive and have better memory power.”