Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?
Yes! A good breakfast fuels you up and gets your body ready for the day. Studies show that children who eat breakfast are more physically active, maintain healthier body weight, eat more vitamins and minerals and perform better in school. Milk and dairy products add essential nutrients to a healthy breakfast, including protein to feel satisfied longer.
Why Should Kids Eat Breakfast? Research confirms that breakfast is the one meal children and teens should not go without. Studies continue to show that children who eat breakfast perform better in school. They score higher on standardized achievement tests, work faster, are more creative and make fewer mistakes than breakfast skippers. A nutritious breakfast for busy teens must pass three guidelines:
- Contains foods from at least three of the Five Food Groups
- Takes less than 5 minutes to make
- Tastes great
Help plan breakfast with our Breakfast Planning Sheet and learn more about school breakfast. For younger children, start teaching your little cooks early about the importance of breakfast and good nutrition and you’ll establish healthy eating habits for a lifetime, while also having fun! Get started with our handy Got Kids? Start Cooking! brochure.
Don’t Have Time for Breakfast? Think Again!
Wake up your favorite students with the benefits of breakfast. Try a new spin with these back-to-school breakfast ideas that are quick, easy and good for them.