Boost Your Brain Power with Breakfast

Boost Your Brain Power

Boost your Breakfast

Why Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal of The Day?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it provides the first fuel of the day for our brain and body, giving us energy we need to start our day. It has been proven that children who eat a balanced breakfast have better overall nutrition and health, fewer absences from school and higher classroom achievement!

What Is Qualified as a Balanced Breakfast?

A balanced breakfast has at least three out of the five food groups. Eating a variety of foods is important because it helps us get the nutrients and energy we need to grow strong. An example of a healthy breakfast could be oatmeal (grains) with fat-free milk (dairy) and sliced apples (fruit). That example qualifies as a healthy breakfast because it has three out of the five food groups. Use the “3 out of 5” model equation in the PDF above for more examples for a healthy balanced breakfast. Visit the link below for a fun and helpful balanced breakfast coloring sheet!

http://www.healthyeating.org/Health-Wellness-Providers/Tip-Sheets/Power-Up-Your-Breakfast.aspx