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David Andrejko
General Manager
Sodexo School Services
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Eat Breakfast
Studies show that children learn and behave better, in school, when their stomachs are full.  Children, typically have not eaten for approximately 10 hours, by the time they wake up, in the morning.  Breakfast fuels children to think clearly and concentrate on learning, as they begin their day, in school.  Eating breakfast can also help regulate food intake throughout the remainder of the day.  Children are less likely to overeat later, in the day, by "jump starting" their metabolism, in the morning, with breakfast.
Breakfast can provide essential nutrients for growth, such as calcium, vitamin D, zinc and iron, as well as, the opportunity to add fiber to your child's diet.  When providing breakfast, try to involve foods from at least three of the five food groups, such as, a banana and peanut butter with a glass of milk, or a whole wheat mini bagel, hard-boiled egg or cheese cubes and a glass of 100% fruit juice (6 oz. of juice recommend/day) or Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and Kashi Heart to Heart Honey Toasted Oat Cereal  (fun heart shapes in cereal with a big crunch!)
Studies give merit to the saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."  Be a role model and eat breakfast with your kids!!  You can make this breakfast the night before. It will taste great first thing in the morning, is a good source of calcium and involves foods from three of the five food groups.
Prep time: 2 minutes
Ingredients:
  • ¾ c. fruit-flavored, fat-free yogurt
  • 1/3 c. oat bran
  • 1/3 c. sliced peaches, packed in its own juice or juice from concentrate 
  • 1 tbsp. dried cranberries
Directions:
  1. Layer peach slices in transparent cup.
  2. Next, layer the yogurt on top of the peach slices.
  3. Sprinkle dried cranberries on top of the yogurt.
  4. Top with oat bran.
  5. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Serves: 1
Serving size: approximately 1½ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
206 calories
9 g protein
0 g fat
0 g sat. fat
44 g carbohydrate
3 g fiber
4 mg cholesterol
221 mg sodium
271 mg calcium
8.2 mg iron
Information adapted from Michigan Dietetic Association (MDA) Healthy Children webpage http://www.eatrightmich.org/childhoodnutritiontipMar04.asp
Recipe adapted from kidshealth.org.

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