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Send Kids to School with a Hearty Breakfast
A balanced breakfast can give children an extra edge, such as higher academic scores, improved behavior and reduced tardiness. Kids who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight, too.
But breakfast doesn't have to be a feast. Here are some quick breakfast ideas:
- Whole-grain toast with peanut butter
- Oatmeal and raisins
- Low-fat yogurt topped with blueberries
- Hard-boiled egg and whole-wheat pita
- Non-traditional breakfast items like pizza and glass of 100-percent fruit juice
- Grab-and-go breakfast like a banana, a bag of trail mix and a glass of fat-free or low-fat milk
For more information on healthy breakfast options, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit kidseatright.org. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is "Get Your Plate in Shape." For videos, tips, games and other resources to help you eat healthfully, visit eatright.org/nnm.
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