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Brain Food for School Success

September 19, 2018

4 min read
Food shaped like a brain

As we start to settle into September and prepare for the new school year, here are my top five foods for brain health to help your kids do their best this year.

1 Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies, and trout.
Fishy tasting fish might not be your child’s first choice when it comes to seafood, but unfortunately, it is only the fatty fish that contain a chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids. In a nutshell, omega-3 fatty acids feed the brain and keep it healthy. Try using canned salmon to make a quick salmon quiche for dinner, but just remember to mash the bones!


Jess Pirnak

Jess Pirnak (BA, BSc, RD) is a graduate from UBC’s Food Nutrition and Health program and is the Nutritionist for Choices Markets. Jess is passionate about education, prevention and creating a healthy community. If Jess is not talking about food you will find her outdoors either hiking or rock-climbing with her dog.


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