CARES Programs & Resources

New Canaan CARES, Jill Castle

Feeding children is not easy! Keep these simple tips in mind so that your child is well-nourished and ready to learn.

Additional Resources

Silver Hill Hospital

You probably have heard the expression “you are what you eat.” Certain foods are key components in the manufacture of powerful brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine may jog your memory, improve performance, improve
sleep and boost your mood.

Mayo Clinic

Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients — such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. Children, however, need different amounts of specific nutrients at different ages. So what’s the best formula to fuel your child’s growth and development?