The Five Food Groups+
The five food groups—Dairy, Protein, Grains, Fruits, and Vegetables—work in different ways to fuel your body and brain. Check your breakfast to make sure it contains foods from at least three food groups.
Do you think breakfast food is boring? Ask your friends, classmates, and teachers what they had for breakfast. Choose something you haven’t eaten to try at home.
Breakfast at School+
If you don’t always get to eat breakfast at home, find out what’s offered at school. Many schools provide a variety of free or low-cost breakfast options.
No time for breakfast? Try waking up 10 minutes earlier than usual to prepare a healthy morning meal..
Choose Then Snooze+
Decide what you’re going to have for breakfast before you go to bed. It’ll save you time in the morning, and you’ll be more likely to stick to healthy choices.
Show Off Your Food Smarts+
Do your parents make good food choices? Set an example for them and show off your food smarts by eating breakfast every day.
Just in Case+
If you’re not hungry in the morning, bring a piece of fruit or a whole wheat bagel with you when you leave for school in case you get an appetite on the way.
It’s important to be active and move your body. After you’ve been sitting for a while, take a break to walk around, do some jumping jacks, play catch, or dance.
Breakfast is the Best Start
Eating breakfast improves concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory, and learning. Students who skip breakfast have more trouble problem-solving and processing mathematics.