The suggestion from Academic Success? Put a timer on your student! Give your student 30 to 45 minutes when they get home from school to run, play, read a book or take a hike or walk the dog. activities can include any kinesthetic activity. the activity cannot include watching TV, playing video games or using the computer. They should also eat a good, high protein snack such as yogurt, cheese, lunchmeat or eggs. Avoid sugary snacks such as sugary cereals, candy and soda. Also avoid pre-packaged foods that can contain high amounts of salt and fat with little nutrition.
Can't find the right snack? Have your kiddo come with you once a week to shop for their own snacks. You set the parameters and they can pick out foods that lie within the limits you've set. Now they have a good snack which will fuel them through the rest of the afternoon and you have peace of mind that what they are eating isn't going to cause the next teen meltdown!