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
Skipping Breakfast can Equal Weight Gain! Most likely to eat anything including high calorie foods Eat more than you normally do
Weight Gain can Lead to… Obesity Diabetes Type 2 Heart Disease Cancer
What should we eat for Breakfast? Whole Grains- Cereal Bread Tortillas Fruit and Veggies Lowfat Milk and Dairy Products
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
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
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
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 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.cachampionsforchange.net.