Choose A Healthy Breakfast. A High Energy Breakfast = a High Energy Day. USDA project funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Project Sponsors. School District of Philadelphia. Department of Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University.
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A High Energy Breakfast = a High Energy Day
USDA project funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
On average, about sixteen hours
Ask yourself these questions…
What time did you eat dinner last night?
If you did not eat breakfast, what time do you normally eat lunch?
How long is your body going without food?
What are some reasons why you skip breakfast?
According to the USDA, the School Breakfast Program must supply at least 25% of our key nutrients including protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and calories
What breakfast would meet this guideline?
Whole Grain Cereal, Milk, and fruit
What breakfast would not?
Doughnut, or chips and soda, or toaster pastries
What other examples can you think of?
Three or more food groups from MyPlate
What are the 3 food groups?
Grains Fruits or Vegetables Dairy
Carbohydrate Protein Fat
Ingredients: Sugar, wheat, corn syrup, contains 2% or less of honey, hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, caramel color, soy lecithin, BHT for freshness.
Sugar, corn syrup, and honey are all added sugars
This list is from a popular cereal which contains 15 grams of sugar per ¾ c serving!
Remember, If you start the day with an Empty Tank, Your body will need to work extra hard to get energy!
What are some breakfast foods we can eat or drink that are high in vitamins?
English muffin & 2 scrambled eggs
Sausage sandwich with egg & hashbrowns
Meal #1 = 330 calories & 13 fat grams
Meal #2 = 590 calories & 29 fat grams
amount of fat and more calories
healthier choices when eating out
Canadian Bacon Pork Roll
*Super fortified doughnuts served at school do meet the school breakfast requirements and have added nutrients
Discussion Point: How can a fortified doughnut fit into well balanced breakfast?