Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast helps improve concentration and memory, while reducing the likelihood of problem-solving errors.
Eating breakfast also has a positive impact on health and nutrition. Children who eat breakfast tend to have healthier diets, are less likely to be overweight and are more likely to have good grades and attendance. Breakfast eaters have higher intakes of calcium, iron and fiber. It is critical that your child starts their day with a good breakfast.
Simple and Delicious Breakfast Ideas
- Snack bags filled with non-sugary cereals, nuts and dried fruit (apricots, apple rings, sunflower seeds, oat cereal)
- Hard-boiled eggs and fresh fruit
- Oatmeal topped with nuts, dried cranberries and raisins
- Freshly cut fruit with yogurt dip
- Greek yogurt with a banana
- Whole grain toast with peanut butter and apples
- Yogurt topped with berries and granola
- High-fiber cereal with nonfat milk and strawberries
- Bagel with low-fat cream cheese and a banana
- Peanut butter and jelly rolled up in a wholewheat tortilla
- Breakfast burritos (egg whites, veggies, low-fat cheese and black beans wrapped in a whole wheat flour tortilla)
- Fruit smoothie
- Whole-wheat English muffin with lean ham and low fat cheese
- Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole-grain bread
- Whole-grain raisin bread with peanut or almond butter
- Whole-grain waffle topped with yogurt
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Back to School
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