Healthy eating and exercise is especially important for growing children who reap the physical and mental benefits that these activities provide. While a physical advantage is the most common outcome of healthy eating, there is also the added bonus of increased academic performance. This makes healthy eating essential for any young student hoping to achieve excellence. As a parent, it's important that you teach your children about the food groups that make up a healthy diet, such as carbohydrates, diary, fruit and vegetables, meat and fishes, and fats and sugars. So take the opportunity to prepare a well-balanced meal with your children; allowing them to learn about healthy eating and enhance themselves, and allowing you to build memories with them.