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1 Breakfast and Health

2 Breakfast is the MOST important Meal of the Day Support or Refute this claim.

3 Nutrients People who eat breakfast get more vitamins, minerals, fiber, and food group foods from what they eat.

4 Improved Health Lifelong breakfast eaters have: – Lower “bad” LDL and total cholesterol; – Lower risk of diabetes; – Improved bone health; – Increased physical energy.

5 Cognitive and Academic Performance Positive link between eating breakfast and: – Improving memory; – Improved test grades; – School attendance; – Psychosocial function; – Mood.

6 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. Healthy Body Weight

7 Roadblocks to Eating Breakfast Time Not hungry Not convenient Forgot Not sure what to eat

8 Motivators that Work Eating breakfast can help: – Increase physical energy; – Increase mental focus; – Maintain a healthy body weight; – Maintain good health.

9 Strategies to Make it Easier to Enjoy a Healthful Breakfast QUICK, nutritious and tasty options; Tasty, untraditional ideas; “On-the-go” options;

10 Strategies to Make it Easier to Enjoy a Healthful Breakfast Adult role models; Prepare; Have something small; Participate in school breakfast program.

11 Breakfast is the MOST important Meal of the Day Use the above information to support or refute this claim. Did your opinion change?

12 Breakfast Goal What will YOU do to encourage eating a healthy breakfast for you and your students?

13 For more information… International Food Information Council Foundation


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