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.

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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Break Bad Habits

Break bad habits like skipping breakfast, eating on the run, grabbing packaged food for a meal, and eating processed junk loaded with fat and sugar.​
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Exercise Before Breakfast

Exercise feels good to help your body wake up with some stretching and a bit of physical activity, before putting food in your mouth.​
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Healthy Breakfast Recipes

The best way to start your day is with a delicious, nutritious breakfast. Not only can a good breakfast improve your mood, but it can also boost your memory, creativity, and concentration—making you more happy and productive at work or in school.

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Get Better Grades

Kids who skip breakfast make more mistakes on their schoolwork and also have difficulty memorizing things.​