Likethose of us who can’t start the morning without a cup of coffee, our kids can really use milk’s nutrition to get them going in the morning.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it helps recharge our bodies after an overnight fast. But are your little ones eating the right kind of breakfast to power up their morning?Kids especially need to fuel up each morning to get their bodies ready to succeed!So,set your children up for successand servea quick and easy, nutritious breakfast withmilk.
Eating breakfast helps everyone start the day off right with both energy and focus.
Every glass of milk has 9 essential nutrients, including calcium, protein, and B-vitamins. What an easy way to boost nutrition in the morning meal!
Protein at breakfast can help keep kids feel full and satisfied so they won’t feel hungry by mid-morning. Milkcontains8 grams of high-quality protein per 8-ounce glass, and other dairy foods such as yogurt and cheese are also sources of protein to add to the a.m.menu.
All of this sounds great, but it is easier said than done! We know it can be challenging to establish a breakfast routine when mornings are so hectic. From organizing schedules, finding all the homework assignments, and startingschool on time,breakfast time can be rushed. Here are some ideas on how to put milk first at breakfast, no matter what that looks like in your home:
For thosewho want to create a peaceful, sit-downroutine the whole family can enjoy,try adeliciousBreakfast Couscous.
If youare someone who is organized enough to prepare breakfast for yourself and the kids ahead of time, try Overnight Oats.
If your child’s school offers breakfast, give it a try! School breakfast programs provide positive impact in the classroom.Not only can regular breakfast participationimprove student behavior and enhance learning environments, but it is also associated with improved attendance and decreased tardiness. School breakfast not only helps getchildren to school on time, it also helps get them ready to learn by ensuring he or she won’t go to class hungry!And.Yep,it’shealthy!School breakfastis based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025’shealthy eating patterns and requires servings of whole grains, fruit and fat-free or low-fat milk.
Help your kid get off to a great start each day by having breakfast. Whether that means switching up your morning routine at home, on-the-go, or at school– it’s a no brainer. It is hard to be your best without milk first at breakfast!
Holly Hutton, 99.5 WYCD Country
On the Farm with Holly – But First, Milk at Breakfast
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