Study Links Food and Sleep to Kids Ability to Function

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Updated: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:44:11 EST

Healthy eating and good sleep habits can help children do well at school.

Krista Casazza, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama says your brain can't work if you're not consuming enough calories.

And if kids go to school without breakfast thinking skills can be affected.

She says children should start the day with fruits, proteins and whole grains. And avoid sugary cereals. 

A set sleep schedule is also vital as lack of sleep can lead to problems with attention and memory.

Another study suggests consistent bedtimes seven days a week to make sure your children are well rested.

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