2Breakfast is the MOST important Meal of the Day Support or Refute this claim.
3NutrientsPeople who eat breakfast get more vitamins, minerals, fiber, and food group foods from what they eat.Food groups = whole grains, dairy, fruit
4Improved Health Lifelong breakfast eaters have: Lower “bad” LDL and total cholesterol;Lower risk of diabetes;Improved bone health;Increased physical energy.Morning meal may stabilize blood sugar throughout the rest of the day.
5Cognitive and Academic Performance Positive link between eating breakfast and:Improving memory;Improved test grades;School attendance;Psychosocial function;Mood.Brain scans of children who eat breakfast show more activity than those who do NOT eat breakfast
6Healthy Body Weight Breakfast eaters: More successful at losing weight and maintaining weight loss;Tend to overeat less during the day – avoid fatty and sugary foods more often.Research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner – dieters more successful at losing weight and keeping it off when they eat breakfast.
7Roadblocks to Eating Breakfast TimeNot hungryNot convenientForgotNot sure what to eat
8Motivators that Work Eating breakfast can help: Increase physical energy;Increase mental focus;Maintain a healthy body weight;Maintain good health.These motivators increase breakfast consumption!
9Strategies to Make it Easier to Enjoy a Healthful Breakfast QUICK, nutritious and tasty options;Tasty, untraditional ideas;“On-the-go” options;Hot oatmeal – cereal – yogurt – fruit; leftovers, frittata, smoothie;
10Strategies to Make it Easier to Enjoy a Healthful Breakfast Adult role models;Prepare;Have something small;Participate in school breakfast program.Teach people about the problems of skipping breakfast and reasons to have breakfast. – Prepare – make lunch, set table, clothes….reduce time for other morning tasks…
11Breakfast is the MOST important Meal of the Day Use the above information to support or refute this claim. Did your opinion change?
12Breakfast GoalWhat will YOU do to encourage eating a healthy breakfast for you and your students?
13http://ific.org International Food Information Council Foundation For more information…International Food Information Council Foundation