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Old 02-05-2006, 7:06 AM
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Default Super Foods, idea??

As some of you may know its exams at school all this week. In order to give DS (14yrs) the best chance of keeping his sugar levels stable and having good concentration levels through out the day I need some extra super food ideas. Today he having,

Breakfast: Oat cereals, Fresh orange juice
Lunch: Tuna salad in wholemeal pitta, banana, apple, pot of fromage frais and a piece of HM fruit cake. Bottled flavoured water, which can be refilled.

Iam on the right track????

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Old 02-05-2006, 7:14 AM
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banana and carbohydrates are relaxing and sleep-inducing. I would give a bacon, egg breakfast with wholemeal bread. Nuts and raisins for a snack. Lunch is fine but I would make sure the banana is not too ripe as the sugars are released very quickly in a ripe banana
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Old 02-05-2006, 8:27 AM
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I read somewhere that beans on toast was one of the best breakfasts to have before exams.I think protein at breakfast is important too.My ds1 is doing his KS2 sats next week and I'll be giving him beans/scrambled eggs and wholemeal toast.
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I agree with thriftlady. A perfect breakfast for sustained concentration
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:51 AM
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Apples are really good for keeping blood glucose levels stable but I would agree about the banana as they are quick sugar releasing - good for a burst of energy maybe just before the exam tho - I used to eat one half way thru long exams.
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The new scientist guide to brain power It also suggests beans on toast.
I'm sure I read some where that fish & fried potatoes was some genius composers favourite breakfast! I'll see if I can dig it out from google......
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Great idea for a thread. My oldest is doing her KS2 SATs next week so I'm finding this really interesting and I'll be all set to give her the best concentration boost next week.
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Lucozade tablets are good for taking into long exams. That's what I take into my OU exams. Not very old style though I'm afraid.
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For a drink Water/Milk rather than OJ as it has a lot of sugar and will spike your blood sugars quicker than just eating an orange.

Make sure they take a bottle of water in to the exams as well.

And no rustling sweets either. I once sat a exam and the it sounded like the person behind me was having a picnic And in a quiet exam room really gets on your wick.


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Old 02-05-2006, 6:48 PM
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My daughter has exams this week too, apparently science today was "not too bad" She had oats for breakfast and had a beef sandwhich (wholemeal bread) and fruit, not sure what she chose from the frutibowl probably kiwi.

Her school provided a bottle of water for each paper (morning and afternoon) I was very impressed.

Good Luck to all sitting exams this week.
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banana and carbohydrates are relaxing and sleep-inducing.
So the smoothie my daughter had this morning with banana, yoghurt, frozen raspberries, OJ & wheatgerm wasn't such a good idea

Oh well, you learn something new everyday.

She wont do hot food in the morning and doesn't like cereal so this is about the best I can do. She does have an oat bar though as well.
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DD has her SATS next week too Breakfast will either be beans on toast with a little cheese grated on top (extra protein/calcium) or scrambled egg/bacon on toast.

Packed lunch will be a roll ham/cheese/salad or chicken with rice/pasta/peppers, yogurt, raisins, apple, pear, HM fork biccie, low fat crisps and a bottle of water.

Gosh...she sounds like a pig but 1-2 bits of fruit will be eaten at breaktime. Will also make sure she drinks enough water to keep her hydrated. Snacks will be either more fruit or rice crackers with marmite yukkkk!!, but she likes them.

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DD had a Tesco cheese and onion sandwich this morning for breakfast before her first big exam, cos that was what she wanted

Good luck, sweetie, thinking about you!
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Bumping this as it's relevant for tomorrow and I don't want to lose it again.

DD has chosen scrambled egg and beans with wholemeal toast for breakfast tomorrow with the help of this thread. She says it doesn't actually matter what she has for lunch as all hers are in the morning except for Tuesday so the main emphasis is breakfasts for us.

Thanks and good luck KS2-ers!
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That's what my ds1 is having too Strepsy,his request for a 'full English' has been denied
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Old 07-05-2006, 6:49 PM
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Well I've now had her full order for the week! I guess I can manage as it's just for one week :rolleyes:

Tuesday: Fried egg and turkey rasher (or bacon) sandwich with wholemeal.
Wednesday: Beans on wholemeal toast with grated cheese on top.
Thursday: Turkey rasher, scrambled egg and beans.
Friday: Poached egg and a turkey rasher on a potato waffle.

For drinks we're sticking to milk or water.

Could anyone tell me if there's anything there that might not be a good idea?
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