How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain is a TED-Ed lesson that students and teachers can benefit from watching. The lesson is good one watch at this time of year when many of us are switching back to eating on a school lunch schedule instead of our summer eating schedules.
By watching How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain viewers can learn about the roles of amino acids, antioxidants, and glucose in brain function. Perhaps more important for the average viewer of the video is the information about the types of foods that we should eat to maintain optimal brain function throughout the day. Spoiler alert! White bread is bad, oatmeal is good!
A good follow-up to having your students watch this TED-Ed lesson is to have them brainstorm (see what I did there?) a list of the foods that will help them maintain good brain function throughout the day and then have them make a list of the foods to avoid.