Health Tip: School Testing Season

How to keep your child's mind sharp

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(HealthDayNews) -- It's spring -- the time of year when many schools administer standardized tests.

Help your kids stay sharp with these suggestions, courtesy of the Bastyr Center for Natural Health:

  • Make sure your child gets a good night's rest before the test.
  • Offer a rich source of protein for breakfast on the day of the test. Good choices include eggs, almond butter on toast, or a bowl of granola with nuts.
  • If the test is in the afternoon, make sure your child eats lunch. Regular meals are important, since the brain needs glucose to function properly.
  • Don't put too much emphasis on a test. Rather, ease your child's anxiety by helping him feel prepared.

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