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September is Better Breakfast Month

Enjoy Breakfast -- A Healthy Start

September 01, 2009

The Importance of Breakfast...

  • Less likely to indulge in high calorie foods throughout the day
  • Academic performance is increased
  • Eating breakfast helps to decrease overall fat intake throughout the day
  • Breakfast kick starts the metabolism to burn fat more effectively
  • Achieves and maintains appropriate body weight
  • Less likely to snack between meals
  • Provides brain with needed energy source, glucose
  • Psychosocial behaviors improve
  • Gives us the needed energy for the day

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas...

  • Cereal with strawberries and skim milk
  • Oatmeal, orange and skim milk
  • Pancakes topped with fruit and skim milk
  • Bagel with peanut butter, banana and milk
  • Granola bar, apple and yogurt
  • Whole wheat toast with poached egg and salsa
  • Scrambled egg whites, with vegetables and salsa
  • Breakfast parfait, layer yogurt with fruit and cereal

Facts and Myths About Breakfast...

  • Myth: It is okay to skip breakfast because it is not an important meal.
  • Fact: Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day.
  • Myth: Eating breakfast will make you tired during the day.
  • Fact: Breakfast provides energy needed to start the day off right. 
  • Myth: Students who eat breakfast tend to be overweight.
  • Fact: Students who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight.
  • Myth: A healthy breakfast consists of high protein, low carbohydrate foods such as eggs, sausage and bacon.
  • Fact: A healthy breakfast consists of milk, fruits, and cereals.
  • Myth: Students who eat breakfast have poor performance in school.
  • Fact: Students who eat breakfast perform better in school, pay more attention to lectures, are more creative, think better, and score higher on exams.

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