Fast and Healthy Food for Thought
Want your children to be alert, focused and ready to tackle the day's academic challenges? Encourage them to eat breakfast. Not just on test days, but every day of the year. It's well-documented that breakfast eaters are healthier and more energetic throughout the day.
National studies consistently confirm that breakfast provides fuel for school and boosts brain power. Eating breakfast:
Just as important, when students routinely start their day with breakfast, chances are good that it will become a habit that carries into their teenage and adult years.
School Breakfast Ensures a Nutritious Start Every Day
Breakfast builds better bodies! If your children don't have time to eat at home or simply aren't hungry first thing in the morning, have them give school breakfast a try. It's a great option for all children, regardless of income! Here's why:
Expanding Breakfast: Why Parents Should Care
Many schools capture breakfast skippers by Expanding Breakfast service beyond the cafeteria's walls. This may already be the case in your child's school. If not, it's worth asking your school nutrition director to consider it as an option. The reason - schools find that when they take breakfast to students, instead of expecting the student to come to the cafeteria, more students eat breakfast and gain the academic, behavioral and nutritional benefits. When all students in a classroom eat breakfast, everyone from teachers to students to parents wins. Typically, schools use one of three approaches, depending on their unique setting:
Your local Dairy Council® is available as a resource for schools interested in Expanding Breakfast.