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1 What is Breakfast ? Breakfast = first meal of the day The word Breakfast means breaking the fast.

2 Why is Breakfast important ? It provides us with energy, makes us feel happier and enables us to do better work with better concentration. Breakfast consumption is associated with: Healthy body weight Lower intakes of fat, cholesterol Higher intakes of fiber Better overall nutrient intakes

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4 Factors why people skip Breakfast Do not feel hungry in the morning. Wake up late. Cultural. To manage weight.

5 Skipping Breakfast to manage weight Skipping breakfast to manage weight is not effective. People who eat breakfast in the morning will: oHoH ave lower body weight oCoC onsume less fat and cholesterol oCoC onsume a higher intake of fiber than those who skip breakfast.

6 Eating Breakfast Matters For Kids… School Performance: More positive attitude towards school Less likely to be tardy Less likely to miss class Improved math & reading scores Fewer reported discipline problems

7 So what should I eat for breakfast?

8 Do I have to eat cereal? No, but cereal is good because it frequently can be used as a Vehicle Food Carries missing food groups: –Whole grains –Fresh fruit –Dairy

9 Cereal Food Labels Look for Low Fat, High Fiber, and low sugar Look for greater than 5 grams of fiber per serving. And less than 5 grams of sugar. These kind of cereals will NOT keep you going!

10 Breakfast can be non breakfast food too. Ask permission to heat some leftovers. Learn to cook!

11 Breakfast can be fun and tasty! Be sure to clean up after yourself!

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13 Thanks to: schoolnet.gov.mt/ksi/.../The%20Importance%20of%20Breakfast.ppt Retro Circles And Kent Community Foundation and MultiCare

14 For More Information & Educational Resources Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition American Dietetic Association National Weight Control Registry ©2007 General Mills, Inc.

15 Support for the Breakfast Cereal-Body Weight Link Barton et al 2005 JADA –Cereal-consuming adolescents had better micronutrient status & healthier BMI Affenito et al 2005 JADA –Cereal consumption associated with better nutritional status and lower likelihood of weight gain in adolescents Song et al 2005 JADA –Breakfast consumption, especially RTE cereals, associated with lower body weight ©2007 General Mills, Inc.


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