5. Brain Food: Oats/Oatmeal
"Oats are one of the most familiar hot cereals for kids and a very nutritious 'grain for the brain,' says Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, LD/N, a St. Petersburg, Fla., consultant and ADA spokeswoman. 'Oats provide excellent energy or fuel for the brain that kids need first thing in the morning.'
Loaded with fiber, oats keep a child's brain fed all morning at school. Oats also are good sources of vitamin E, B vitamins, potassium, and zinc -- which make our bodies and brains function at full capacity.
Eat more oats: Top hot oatmeal with pretty much anything -- applesauce and cinnamon, dried fruit and soy milk, sliced almonds and a drizzle of honey, fresh banana and a dash of nutmeg with skim milk, Krieger suggests." *