Slow Down for Stress-Free Eating
Stress and nutrition are a Catch-22: Poor nutrition plays a role in our ability to manage stress, but stress sometimes keeps us from slowing down and eating well. But the positive is true, too: Good nutrition helps us feel less stressed, and when we’re less stressed, we’re more likely to reach for healthier foods. Teach your teen that good food produces clear thoughts and a stable mood. Help them make a list of healthy snacks so they can sit down and plan out their breaks. They’ll have energy and less stress if they take the time to eat well.