Be Bright About Breakfast
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
A bowl of cereal 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 8 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.
Think outside the box
Cereal is not the only quick choice for breakfast. Consider these ideas:
Egg and veggie scramble
Nuts and fruit
A piece of wheat toast with natural peanut butter
Plain yogurt with nuts or fruit
Plain old-fashioned oats with nuts or fruit
A cheese stick with pepper or fruit slices
Help Chef Solus make a healthy version of this breakfast favorite.