7 Foods that Fuel Your Child’s Concentration for Interviews!

7種食物 為你的孩子面試「加油」!

One of the main worries parents have when it comes to kindergarten or primary school interviews is how their child will behave and act on the day. The best schools in Hong Kong are clearly looking for students that stand out, both in terms of intellect and socialisation skills – things you need concentration for! Watch as your children enjoy these foods and prepare their brains for learning. Please ensure that your child is not allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned in our list!

父母最擔心孩子在小學或幼稚園入學面試中的表現。香港最頂尖的學校,通常都會要求學生在面試中表現出色,其中包括智力方面以及社交方面的測試。所以面試當天,學生一定要全神貫注!所以家長要在面試前給孩子準備以下7種食物,幫助他們在面試時有優異的表現!(還需注意:確保孩子不會對這些食物過敏)

 

1. Eggs 雞蛋

Eggs 雞蛋

Eggs are full of high quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. The protein and vitamins are especially essential for the activation of your brain’s processes in the most efficient way. How should do you serve them? A simple scrambled egg placed in-between some slices of wholemeal bread! Simple.

雞蛋富含蛋白質,維生素,礦物質及健康脂肪。蛋白質和維生素都能激活大腦運行。那如何給孩子吃雞蛋呢?只需要將炒蛋放在兩片全麥麵包中間,製成簡單的三明治!

 

2. Greek Yoghurt 希臘酸奶

Greek Yoghurt 希臘酸奶

Unfortunately, fat gets a bad rep in today’s society. If it has a lot of fat, it must be bad right? Wrong! There is actually a difference between good and bad fats. Bad fats are found in unhealthy food such as pizza and French fries, whereas good fats are found in nuts, olive oil, and Greek yoghurt! These healthy fats are important for brain health, as they provide nutrients that keep your brain cells firing rapidly. Simply serve your child some Greek yoghurt with a bit of honey – beautiful!

在當今社會,脂肪在食譜裡總是負面的。當某種食物含有太多脂肪,一定是不好的嗎?錯!其實好脂肪與壞脂肪是有極大分別的。壞脂肪通常都在一些不健康的食物中,例如披薩和薯條。而好脂肪則在堅果,橄欖油,以及希臘酸奶等食物中。這些健康脂肪對於大腦十分有益,幫助大腦細胞更快速運行。只要在酸奶裡加少少蜜糖,完美食譜完成!

 

3. Greens 蔬菜

Greens 蔬菜

Vegetables, especially spinach and kale, are linked to sustaining brain health. Kale is considered to be a super food, packed full of antioxidants and other essential elements such as vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, and protein. Spinach is especially rich in iron, an important factor when it comes to the insulation of your brain’s neural axons! Add the vegetables to smoothies, lasagne, or even make kale chips! Whatever you do, don’t serve your child a salad and expect them to enjoy it.

蔬菜,特別是菠菜和甘藍,對保持大腦健康很有幫助。甘藍含有大量抗氧化劑和其他人體必備營養,例如維生素B6,鈣質,鉀和蛋白質。菠菜則富含鐵,對大腦中樞神經十分有益。將蔬菜加入沙冰,意粉,或直接做成甘藍條食用,讓孩子喜歡又能保持健康!

 

4. Fish

Fish 魚

A great source of vitamin D and omega-3s! These nutrients have been proven to protect the brain from declining mental skills and memory loss. How to serve it? Tuna sandwiches of course!

魚是維生素D和omega 3s的重要食物來源,這些營養可以防止大腦記憶力減退。怎樣食用?當然是製成好味的吞拿魚三明治!

 

5. Nuts and Seeds 堅果

Nuts and Seeds 堅果

Packed with protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, nuts boost your mood and keep your nervous system in check! This is of course the perfect excuse to eat peanut butter, but make sure it’s organic!

堅果中既有蛋白質,優質脂肪,維生素和礦物質。而且堅果能夠保持情緒穩定和精神狀態良好。所以吃花生醬是有利健康的,但是一定要選有機花生醬!

 

6. Oatmeal 燕麥

Oatmeal 燕麥

Protein and fibre-rich, oatmeal is guaranteed to keep your heart and brain arteries clear. Replace the sugary cereal with oatmeal, and watch your child’s focus and memory improve drastically!

燕麥富含蛋白質和纖維,可以保持心臟及大腦健康。放棄那些含糖穀物,選擇燕麥吧!你會發現孩子的注意力和記憶力顯著提升!

 

7. Apples & Plums 蘋果&梅子

Apples & Plums 蘋果&梅子

It’s a no-brainer that kids often crave sweet food. This is exactly why you should keep apples and plums in a lunchbox for when your kids are feeling sluggish! Apples and plums contain quercetin, an antioxidant that could prevent a decline in mental skills. Don’t forget to wash the fruit before you serve it!

孩子們通常都愛吃甜食。所以你需要把蘋果和梅子放在午餐盒,當孩子困乏的時候吃上一塊。蘋果和梅子含有像黃素,這是一種抗氧化劑,可以預防大腦反應遲緩。在給孩子們吃水果之前,一定要記得洗乾淨喔!

 

 

We hope you enjoy this list and put it to use when it’s your turn to pack your child’s lunchbox! Keep them healthy, alert, and aware with these recommended foods. For more information about your child’s health, why not come along to our event on October 16th, where Mr. Wong from The Adventist Hospital (Peterhouse’s Strategic Health Partner) will be sharing his insights with parents. Call 3955 8045 to book your spot now, or visit www.peterhouse-preschool for more information!

希望你能夠喜歡這張清單,並且真的會為孩子烹飪這些食物,讓孩子可以保持健康與活力!如果作為家長的你,希望了解更多兒童健康常識,並且對兒童健康又所疑問,可以即刻報名參與10月16日Peterhouse舉辦的最新活動,與港安醫院Mr. Wong面對面。撥打3955 8045 預留座位!或登陸www.peterhouse-preschool 瀏覽更多最新消息!


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