School is back in session, and Island Health is reminding everyone of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.
Areli Hermanson says for a student to consistently perform at an optimal level, eating well throughout the day is a must.
“Having something within the first two hours of waking is important to get their metabolism going.”
“Then, having a snack between recess, then lunch. Most kids also need an after-school snack.”
However, Hermanson notes healthy eating is only half the battle.
“Before eating, it’s important to wash your hands. Parents of young kids should get their kids to sing the happy birthday song.”
“It’ll give them enough time to rub their hands, front and back, and develop proper technique.