School will be starting in the next couple of weeks, and now is the time to begin thinking about your students health and what you need to do to have a healthy and productive school year.
A health breakfast is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Never allow your child to skip or skimp on breakfast-especially the girls. A nutritious breakfast including some of these foods items is the goal, and includes:
fresh fruits, fruit juice, eggs, oatmeal, whole grain toast, yogurt, a glass of milk, a small serving of chicken or turkey, reduced sugar cold cereals, and peanut butter will give your child a great start for the day.
Study after study show that children that start the school day with a poor quality, high sugar load breakfast perform worse, and feel bad through the day. A bowl of Coco Pebbles and a coke is not that way to start the day.
If you and your child are not used to this kind of breakfast, there is time now to start experimenting, seeing what your child will like. Preparing breakfast the night before may make the morning less hectic.