Students in grades 3-12 gathered in West Palm Beach on Saturday, October 24, participating in the year-round enrichment programs offered through the Kravis Center. Underwritten by the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust, the De George Academy for Performing Arts provides instruction and coaching to economically disadvantaged youth interested in the performing arts. Through these ongoing programs, students learn necessary tools and strategies that enrich their creative lives.
Christie Caggiani, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, understands how good nutrition helps students achieve goals. Christie’s presentation, “Fueling Your Creative Self: Simple Strategies for Super Students”, emphasized the connection between regular, balanced meals fueling creative endeavors. Children eagerly listened on as Christie shared important tips that included:
- • Always eat breakfast!
- • Don’t skip meals.
- • Have grains, protein, and color at all meals.
- • Eat when you’re hungry, stop when just right.
- • Have Growing Foods (whole grains, fruits & veggies, dairy, nuts, protein) for a sharp brain & body, and include Sometimes Foods (candy, desserts, sweets)
- • Enjoy your food and let creativity shine!
Wishing the best to these budding super stars!