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1 Breakfast Boosts Brain Power! Developed by: Huntington Beach Union High School District Network for a Healthy California

2 Breakfast What time was your last meal yesterday? What time was your 1 st meal today? BREAK the FAST

3 When We Wake Up…

4 Morning without Breakfast…

5 No Breakfast and School… Hard to pay attention in class; not able to focus; may fall asleep May not do well on exams Absent from school more

6 Skipping Breakfast can Equal Weight Gain! Most likely to eat anything including high calorie foods Eat more than you normally do

7 Weight Gain can Lead to… Obesity Diabetes Type 2 Heart Disease Cancer

8 What should we eat for Breakfast? Whole Grains- Cereal Bread Tortillas Fruit and Veggies Lowfat Milk and Dairy Products

9 Eat Less… Jelly Syrup Juice Candy Soda High sugar coffee drinks High sugar cereal Read your labels and the ingredients list too! You might want to make a better choice If sugar is the 1 st, 2 nd, or 3 rd ingredient

10 Ideas for Quick Breakfast Buy Breakfast at school Prepare breakfast the night before & take it with you Eat leftovers Slip an apple and/or a bag of nuts into your backpack and eat during break – a late breakfast is better than no breakfast

11 Breakfast on the Run… Fruit with nuts & yogurt Cheese toast & fruit Breakfast burrito Trail mix with raisins & a glass of milk Hard boiled egg with toast and fruit Peanut butter & banana sandwich Plain or vanilla yogurt, with fresh fruit & granola Egg, English muffin with or without cheese & fruit

12 This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call For important nutrition information, visit


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