Break the Fast!
Did your kids eat their breakfast before heading off to school today? Did you? Kids who see their parents eat breakfast are more likely to eat breakfast too.
Think of breakfast as an early morning refueling for the body. It’s a chance to replenish your body’s glucose, also called blood sugar, the main source of energy for the brain. Breakfast eaters have been shown to have higher test scores and better behavior in school than non-breakfast eaters.
Don’t let the morning rush keep your family from getting something fast and nutritious. Some on-the-go and quick-fix ideas include:
- high fiber cereal mixed with yogurt and apple slices
- peanut butter and banana on a whole grain toasted waffle
- high fiber cereal bar and low-fat cheese stick
- whole grain toast or tortilla with melted low-fat cheese and fruit
- whole grain cereal and fat-free milk topped with slivered nuts
Rev up the day with good nutrition and your whole family will be off to a great start.
Check out recipes from our dietitians for more breakfast ideas.
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