Getting Back to School and Back to Breakfast!
For many of you in Michigan, kids have only been back in the classroom for a couple of weeks. But establishing the school routine versus the summer routine can be trying for families, no matter the age of your students.
Here are some tips that will not only help you save time in the morning, but will ensure that you’re sending your kids off to school (and your spouse off to work) with a healthy breakfast, ready to tackle any obstacle that may come their way:
- Set out cereal boxes and bowls the night before. Add milk in the morning and enjoy!
- Stock up on self-serve options, such as individual milk chugs and whole-grain granola bars.
- Heat up nutrient-rich leftovers for a quick, non-traditional breakfast option.
- Bake muffins with your kids over the weekend so that they can grab’n’go on their way to school.
- Pre-portion frozen fruit into baggies. Place in a blender in the morning, add some yogurt and milk, and blend. A quick and easy way to make smoothies to take on the go!
- Sprinkle granola in a bowl, top with yogurt and fresh fruit for the perfect fruit and yogurt parfait.
- Take advantage of the wonderful breakfast programs that many schools offer. School breakfast is a simple, cost-effective solution to positively affect children’s diet quality and help improve their ability to learn.
Consuming a nutritious breakfast each day contributes positively to children’s nutritional intake, helps alleviate hunger and food insufficiency, leads to improved academic performance, and may help achieve a healthy body weight.
For more information about the importance of getting Back to Breakfast and Back to School, please visit United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s newly updated Milk Means More website: http://milkmeansmore.org/nutrition/dairy-nutrition/breakfast