Power Your Body and Brain with Breafast
The word “breakfast” means, “breaking your fast” after a long night without food. It’s an especially important meal for growing children. Breakfast fills your child’s empty tank to help get his or her body going for the day. Breakfast also helps to feed children’s brains so they can listen in class, get schoolwork done and maybe even do better on tests. When kids eat breakfast regularly, it can also help them get the vitamins and minerals they need to grow up strong and healthy.
For a good breakfast, try to include something from two or more of the USDA’s MyPyramid food groups. For example, the breakfasts below include foods from three food groups: Toast (Grains) with peanut butter (Proteins) and a glass of orange juice (Fruits) OR Cereal (Grains) with milk (Milk) and sliced banana (Fruits) on top
Remember, you are a role model for your child. So eat breakfast together as often as possible during the week.
Article courtesy of: Triple Play Parents Game Plan: A Game Plan for Mind, Body and Soul www.bgca.org