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  • Anabel Fielding

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Improves Children’s Mental Health

Did you know that when children eat fruits and vegetables every day, their mental health improves on a significant level? When you eat fruits and vegetables, they provide nutrition for a developing brain. When children skip meals, their mental health goes into a state of decline. Children are unhappier if they eat less or don't eat fruits and vegetables.

If your mental health is healthy, it means that your brain has developed the emotional milestones, healthy social skills, and coping skills needed in your growth stage. Those who have good mental health are more positive, and they can function better at home, school and in their communities.

A psychologist writes, "Positive mental well-being is influenced by a variety of factors, and, in turn, impacts a range of outcomes, from education to health [and from] friendships to decision making." There is still research about what influences mental health and health - precisely, how nutrition connects to a child's mental well-being.

They did a recent study about the association between children's consumption of fruits and vegetables, meal choices, and mental well-being. According to the study of 50 schools that consisted of primary, secondary, and further education colleges, they found a lot of research. "The study found that higher levels of fruit and vegetable consumption were associated with higher mental well-being scores among secondary school children. It also found that, in secondary school children, only consuming an energy drink instead of breakfast was associated with lower mental well-being scores than not eating breakfast at all." Poor nutrition affects children's academics, growth, and development.


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