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Breakfast and Health. Breakfast is the MOST important Meal of the Day. Support or Refute this claim. Nutrients. People who eat breakfast get more vitamins , minerals , fiber , and food group foods from what they eat. Improved Health. Lifelong breakfast eaters have:

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Nutrients
Nutrients

  • People who eat breakfast get more vitamins, minerals, fiber, and food group foods from what they eat.


Improved health
Improved Health

  • Lifelong breakfast eaters have:

    • Lower “bad” LDL and total cholesterol;

    • Lower risk of diabetes;

    • Improved bone health;

    • Increased physical energy.


Cognitive and academic performance
Cognitive and Academic Performance

  • Positive link between eating breakfast and:

    • Improving memory;

    • Improved test grades;

    • School attendance;

    • Psychosocialfunction;

    • Mood.


Healthy body weight
Healthy Body Weight

  • Breakfast eaters:

    • More successful at losing weight and maintaining weight loss;

    • Tend to overeat less during the day – avoid fatty and sugary foods more often.


Roadblocks to eating breakfast
Roadblocks to Eating Breakfast

  • Time

  • Not hungry

  • Not convenient

  • Forgot

  • Not sure what to eat


Motivators that work
Motivators that Work

  • Eating breakfast can help:

    • Increase physical energy;

    • Increase mental focus;

    • Maintain a healthy body weight;

    • Maintain good health.


Strategies to make it easier to enjoy a healthful breakfast
Strategies to Make it Easier to Enjoy a Healthful Breakfast

  • QUICK, nutritious and tasty options;

  • Tasty, untraditional ideas;

  • “On-the-go” options;


Strategies to make it easier to enjoy a healthful breakfast1
Strategies to Make it Easier to Enjoy a Healthful Breakfast

  • Adult role models;

  • Prepare;

  • Have something small;

  • Participate in school breakfast program.


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day1
Breakfast is the MOST important Meal of the Day

  • Use the above information to support or refute this claim. Did your opinion change?


Breakfast goal
Breakfast Goal

  • What will YOU do to encourage eating a healthy breakfast for you and your students?


For more information
For more information…

http://ific.org

International Food Information Council Foundation


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