“Learning and behavior: How do foods play a role?”

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PHILIPSBURG – Did you know that the food your child eats can affect his/her learning and behavior? Are you feeding your child the right foods? How does food affect your child’s mood? Do you want to learn about providing good nutrients to your child? Then this workshop is for you!

The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports is organizing an interactive and informative workshop entitled: “Learning and behavior: How do foods play a role?” The general public, especially parents of primary and secondary school children are invited to attend.

Parents, school personnel and other interested persons are encouraged to come out to this workshop, which will be held on Wednesday September 7, at the University of St. Martin (USM) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The objective of the workshop is to help families understand what nutrition is; how nutrition affects children in school, and offer tips and strategies that parents and school officials can utilize.

For more information, contact the SSSD at 543-1235 or email: studentsupportservices@sintmaartengov.org. The SSSD office is located in the Amigo Building across from the Police Station and next to the Windward Islands Bank (WIB).

The SSSD provides services to students referred by the schools and by extension their families. These services consists of psychological, counseling, social work, educational diagnostic, career, and parent education sessions.