Start Your Day Off Right

The Benefits of breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast helps children and teens focus and perform better in school.  Children and teens that eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight and get all the nutrients they need.

How to choose a healthy cereal

bowl of cerealA bowl of cereal with low fat milk can be a healthy way to start the day. However, not all cereals are nutritious. Here’s what to look for in a healthy cereal:

  •  Choose a cereal with under 10 grams of sugar. Some cereals have has much sugar as a cookie or a cupcake. Try to choose a cereal with as little added sugar as possible.

  • Look for a cereal with at least 3 grams of fiber. Fiber has many health benefits. It helps keep children full and prevents constipation, heart disease, and diabetes.

  • Find a cereal made with whole grains.  The Whole Grains Council has created a stamp to  
    make them easier to identify.whole grain stamp

Think outside the box

Cereal is not the only quick choice for breakfast.  Consider these ideas:

breakfast burrito

  • Oatmeal with fruit

  • Wheat toast with peanut butter

  • Egg and veggie scramble

  • Yogurt and nuts                                                                

Perfect pancakes

Help Chef Solus make a healthy version of this breakfast favorite.

Link to Nourish Interactive website for kids