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Diet can impact children's performance

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As your kids go into this new school year, health experts are reminding families that diet can make a big impact on performance. We've all heard the five a day message, which is how we need five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.  

Dietitian Jenny Duke is trying to make it more simple than the five a day rule. She says we should teach our kids to divide the plate with fruits and veggies on one side.  The second rule, she says, is to remember the less feet, the better… "meaning less beef and pork, more chicken turkey and fish."

Jenny says water makes a big difference too because proper hydration will keep kids stronger on the playing field.  One more suggestion for when kids get home from school is that it's up to mom and dad to put a bowl of fruit on the table instead of a bag of Oreos.  

Eating lots of fruits and fruits can help ward off heart disease and stroke.  It can also control blood pressure and even prevent some types of cancer.

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