How To Identify A SuperFood For Kids

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How To Identify A SuperFood For Kids

Here’s some Truth….

A Superfood need not be obscure or hard to pronounce, it need not come from the Amazon jungle or the highest mountain top.

And it need not cost an arm and a leg.

In fact, Superfoods are often right in front of your nose. They can be local to your area. They can be humble foods like The Apple.

Here’s my definition of a SuperFood For Kids….

A Superfood is one that nails each of my core diet strategies for raising resilience

That means it’s….

  • Clean, whole and mostly free of additives
  • Nutritionally dense
  • Supportive of blood sugar
  • Supportive of digestion

You can learn more about what all that means in this post or this video. Or you can take my word for it… that those concepts lie at the headwaters of good health.

What you feed your kids matters.  It really matters.

But we are busy parents… we need to be spectacularly efficient with our time, money and energy.

This is why I want to focus you in on these Core Diet Strategies… because they give you Big Bang For Your Buck.

This is why I want you to take the focus away from the good-food/bad-food approach to eating and instead focus on what it takes to build Resilience.

Superfoods for kids – foods that meet these thee criteria I’ve outlined here – feature strongly in the 3 week meal plan I’ve included in my Raising Resilience Jumpstart program. I actually built the plan around them so I could help families use food strategically to influence their child’s behaviour.

You can learn more about my programs and resources on this page.


About Jess Sherman, FDN-P, M.Ed, R.H.N

Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition¬ģ Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a trauma-sensitive Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids.¬†She is also a teacher, with a Master's degree in education. Her¬†Calm & Clear Kids¬†introductory course,¬†her Amino Acids (with kids!) Quickstart program, and her signature¬†Roadmap to Resilient Kids,¬†¬†along with her book¬†Raising Resilience,¬†have¬†helped families¬†in at least 44 countries¬†improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders and reduce¬†their reliance on medication.¬†She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work¬†with families, and she¬†continues to¬†bring an understanding of the Nourishment Needs and Biological Stress to the mainstream conversation about children‚Äôs mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses, workshops and as a contributor to print and online magazines.¬†

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