7 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we all want our kids to eat it. In fact, we’ve got seven reasons below why they definitely shouldn’t skip it. But mornings are hectic and it can be hard to make sure your child eats a balanced, healthy breakfast. Looking for a simple solution? How about breakfast at school? At school, your child can have a nutritious breakfast with their friends, increase their social interactions and make breakfast time more fun. With full stomachs, they will be ready to learn.
So, here we go, seven reasons to remind you why kids shouldn’t skip breakfast.
No one wants a “hangry” kid in the classroom, especially teachers. And we know you don’t want that call from the principal.
Grab N’ Go options offered at school help make sure your child gets to class on time and has fuel for the day.
Kids who eat breakfast may have more energy so they can pay attention in class!
Brain power, ‘breaks the fast’ and helps prevent smelly breath.
Skipping breakfast means kids probably will not get the calcium, Vitamin D and other important nutrients needed for growth.
It may be easier to focus when you have had a filling breakfast.
Because those mid-lesson tummy rumbles are just plain embarrassing!
As you can see eating breakfast has been linked to MANY benefits. Don’t let your kids skip, let them buy their breakfast at school before the bell!
Are you or your kids interested in learning more about nutrition or do your kids love being active? Fuel Up To Play 60 is the nation’s #1 in-school nutrition and physical activity program, and is a great opportunity for students to get involved in leading their school to a healthier lifestyle. Click here to learn more!
Learn more about school meals, including myths and facts about chocolate milk, at our School Parents and Guardians page.
And if you do make breakfast at home, check out our breakfast recipes here. Some are perfect for more leisurely weekend cooking and some are convenient make-ahead options perfect for busy week days.
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