Health Island is committed to increasing nutrition awareness in schools while also encouraging students to make healthy choices. Healthy snacking is vital to children and adolescents’ energy and nutritional needs in order to meet daily demands in school and at home.
Studies indicate that snacks contribute over 30% of the daily energy intake of children. Eating the right types of snacks gives them the nutrients they need for good health and helps keep them energized to meet the demands of their busy lifestyles.
Exclusive healthy snacking initiative aimed at middle and high school students. “Healthy Matters” offers over 150 delicious healthy products that will meet the taste preferences of our student customers as well as the nutritional standards and SB 19 guidelines being introduced in school districts today. Students can enjoy natural and organic versions of low fat granola bars, cereal bars, baked chips and snacks, crackers, yogurt, water, 100% juice and smoothie beverages, iced tea, fresh fruits, nuts, fresh vegetables and vitamin supplements, just to name a few.
Parents need to understand that ADD / ADHD has a definite cause. When that cause is removed the child will usually recover. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - sometimes referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder - is as widespread as the refined foods and the food additives that play such a major role in causing ADD / ADHD. Once you have read the information below you will realise that Ritalin and other ADD / ADHD medications achieve nothing more than the suppression of symptoms. If we remove the cause of Attention Deficit Disorder, the symptoms will soon abate and no medication will be necessary.
While most people eat freely of refined foods, never imagining that refined foods are harmful, the truth is that refined foods are a major cause of physical, mental and social skills.
Dr Alexander Schauss
To demonstrate the effect that refined, `junk foods' have on our moods and on our behavior, Dr Alexander Schauss encouraged the staff and the pupils at a number of schools in the United States to carry out an experiment that involved feeding three different diets to three different groups of rats. In every school and in every case the results were the same. These results are tabulated in Figure 1.
It is interesting to note that in all of the schools where this experiment was conducted, the pupils urged that the experiment be terminated because they could no longer stand to witness the effect that the poorest diet had upon the third group of rats.