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Back to School, Back to Breakfast

Healthy Living


It’s National Better Breakfast Month!

Did you know? Students who eat school breakfast are more likely to*:

  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math, and score higher on standardized tests

 

It is easy to make breakfast part of your back to school routine! Empower your child to start their day the right way by following these healthy breakfast tips:

 

Eat Better, Learn Better. Healthy breakfast choices include:

  • Cereal and Milk. Be sure to choose a healthy whole-grain cereal with less than 6 grams of sugar per serving; choose rBST-free milk if possible.
  • Oatmeal with Raisins. Offer an appetizing warm bowl of oatmeal, especially as the cooler months approach. Opt for quick-cook oats, which are healthier than the instant packets that have added sugar. Simply scoop 1 serving into a bowl, add water or milk and microwave for a couple of minutes. Stir in raisins and cinnamon for added texture and flavor.
  • Fresh Fruit and Whole Wheat Toast. Wrap a slice of toast in a napkin and grab a piece of fruit for an easy breakfast on the go.

 

Work It In. We know that mornings can be extremely hectic. Here are some tricks for making sure there’s always time for a healthy breakfast:

  • Encourage your child to go to bed 10 minutes earlier so they have a bit more time in the morning for a healthy meal.
  • Make it to go! Offer a healthy option that can be easily taken in the car or eaten on the walk to school.   
  • Many schools offer a School Breakfast Program (SBP). Talk to your school to find out if there’s a breakfast program your child can participate in or learn more about ours here.

 

*Source: FRAC