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The Link Between Nutrition and Education

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A crucial aspect that often goes overlooked in the quest for academic excellence is nutrition. Nutrition plays a pivotal role in shaping your child’s cognitive development, concentration, and overall ability to learn. Nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates are essential for brain development and maintenance.

Inadequate nutrition can lead to cognitive impairments, reduced attention spans, and difficulty in processing information—all of which can hamper a student’s ability to learn effectively.

Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like fish, nuts, and seeds, are essential for building and maintaining brain cell membranes. Additionally, choline, present in eggs and leafy greens, is crucial for memory and cognitive function.

Balanced blood sugar levels are essential for maintaining focus and concentration. Consuming complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and fruits, provides a steady supply of glucose to the brain, preventing energy crashes and the inability to concentrate. Nutrition also has a profound impact on mood and behavior. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can contribute to better emotional regulation and overall well-being.

One of the most crucial aspects of nutrition in education is breakfast. Often referred to as the most important meal of the day, a breakfast with a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats provides the brain with the energy it needs to kick-start your child’s day. 

Kristen HarperThe Link Between Nutrition and Education
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Meet one of our Pro Tutors, Jeff!

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Suzanne, our Director of Qualifications, continues to run a rigorous, updated training program for all staff, ensuring that every staff member is fully & standardly hatted on their post. This benefits the students greatly. These study programs cover theory & practical for all aspects of a post plus an apprenticeship for staff in a technical position. Staff LOVE this training and how competent you feel on post. Congrats to Jeff Harman (Pro Tutor Extraordinaire 🎓) for finishing the entire training program!

Do you know someone who loves to help kids? We are hiring! Please contact Karen at (727) 441-4444 or by email at – come be a part of an amazing team!

Jen NickersonMeet one of our Pro Tutors, Jeff!
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2023 Golf Tournament was a success!

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We had our 10th annual Community Learning Center Golf Tournament (highest-ever!) fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 11th at Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club! Thanks to ALL the players, sponsors & volunteers who participated. Special thanks ALWAYS to Gary & Peggy Patrick, Ferdi & Lindsay Haag, Joy Gendusa & Teresa Boettner & the PostcardMania Team, Pat Clouden & Kathy Wach & the Consumer Energy Solutions Team and Coni Haag & HammerHaag Steel for your unwavering support. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ We appreciate you all so much.

Jen Nickerson2023 Golf Tournament was a success!
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Tornado in a Bottle Science Experiment For Younger Kids

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  1. Fill your bottle about ¾ full with clean water.
  2. Add a small squirt of dish soap to your water.
  3. Add food coloring or glitter for a more vibrant effect (optional).
  4. Tightly seal your bottle.
  5. After all of these steps are finished, rapidly spin your bottle in circular motion until you see a tiny spinning tornado!
Kristen HarperTornado in a Bottle Science Experiment For Younger Kids
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