Eat Well

Make healthier habits and better choices a way of life

Always Eat Breakfast

Numerous studies done over the past 20 years have shown that eating a healthy breakfast can improve memory, concentration, creativity, problem solving, and mood. This video shows how a good breakfast can help you perform better at school, but always eating breakfast helps you reach and maintain a healthy weight too. 

Here are some ideas to get you started.

    Breakfast Tips

    • Aim for a breakfast that includes at least three of the five main food groups. Combinations like eggs, whole-grain toast, and milk; or cereal, milk, and an apple.
    • Choose whole-grain bread, cereal, or oatmeal to start your day. 
    • Choose low-fat dairy options, or fortified soy milk if you're lactose intolerant. 
    • Look for cold cereal brands that have no trans fat, little or no added sugar, and list a whole grain as a first ingredient. 
    • Top your cereal with fruits like bananas, berries, or peaches. 
    • Mix fruit and granola into low-fat yogurt.
    • Pack breakfast if you're running late, like fruit, yogurt, whole grain bagel, or hard-boiled egg. 
    • Avoid pastries and sugary cereals; the energy they give won't last long.
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