Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

Breakfast GO Power

Healthy Kids Learn Better When They Have
Breakfast and Active Play Every Day!

Studies show breakfast eaters tend to have healthier weights and better concentration at work or school.

Breakfast has Power – GO Power, BRAIN Power, and HEALTH Power.
 
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If you and your kids need ways to get more fruit in the day, try these fruity ideas as part of a balanced breakfast.

  • Peachy Keen: Top 1/2 cup unsweetened, canned peaches with cinnamon and 1/4 cup crushed cereal; heat in the microwave until warm.
  • Rainbow Colors: Top 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt with 1/4 cup each of blueberries, chopped strawberries, and kiwi-fruit. Sprinkle a crumbled graham cracker on top.
  • Fruit, the NEW syrup: Mix 1/4 cup applesauce with 1 Tbsp. dried fruit (like cran-raisins). Use as a topping on low fat waffles or pancakes.

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Breakfast Basics at HomeGo "Fruity" for Breakfast
Weekend Breakfasts Offer Variety

Weekday breakfasts are usually quick and simple. When the weekend comes, give it special attention! Gather family and fix a favorite or new breakfast dish. It's a great way to encourage breakfast eating and help your kids develop simple cooking skills.
Suggestions:

  • French Toast - top with canned or fresh fruit
  • Fruit Smoothie - enjoy with a  whole grain bagel
  • Veggie Omelet - serve with whole grain raisin bread
  • Healthy Homemade Bran Muffins - apple slices and low fat yogurt round out the meal

Find other healthy tips like these in our downloadable Parent Tips.

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