Always Eat Breakfast

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Always Eat Breakfast​

Breakfast starts your day off on the right foot, so to speak. It’s what gets you going, what powers your engine, what gives you energy to get out and live. And the benefits are numerous.

Eating a healthy breakfast:

  • Improves your memory and concentration

  • Boosts creativity and problem-solving capabilities

  • Helps lifts your mood, test scores and performance

  • Improves your overall health

  • Helps you reach and keep a healthy weight

What can we do as a family?

  • Try for 3 out of 5 (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, proteins). Have breakfast include three of the five main food groups. Eggs + whole grain toast + milk. Or how about cereal + milk + apple?

  • Think whole grain. Choose whole grain bread for your toast. Or a bowl of warm oatmeal.

  • Go low. Switch to 1% or skim milk. Buy low-fat yogurt and cheese.

  • Select sensible cereal. Buy cold cereals with no trans fat (look at the label), little or no added sugar, and list whole grain first in the ingredients.

  • Top it off. Top your cereal with berries, bananas, peaches, or other fruits.

  • Mix it up. Stir fruit and granola into low-fat yogurt.

  • Pack it with you. If you’re hurrying to school or work, take breakfast with you. Fresh fruit, light yogurt, a whole grain bagel, a hard-boiled egg, a piece of leftover pizza.

  • Start smart, not sugary. Pastries and sugary cereals aren’t the best start to your day. You’ll be dragging by
    mid-morning. Build a better breakfast with a balance of foods from the five food groups.

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