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Healthy Back To School Breakfast

Patricia O'Keefe Girbal • Registered Dietitian • Aug 06, 2010

Summer vacation is coming to a close and back to school is right around the corner. Use this time now before school starts to get your child on track for a healthy new school year. The end of the summer is an ideal time to practice healthy habits.

Studies have shown that children who eat a healthy breakfast are able to concentrate and perform better in school. Parents and older siblings can act as healthy role models by eating breakfast with them. If time is a restraint, switch some of the morning chores to the night before to ensure there is enough time to eat breakfast. 


Ideas for Back to School Breakfast

Here are some healthy breakfast tips for your child:
  • Make a parfait. Layer low fat yogurt with berries and top with granola.
  • Pair whole-grain cereals, containing ≥ 5 grams of fiber and ≤ 10 grams of sugar, with low fat or fat free milk. Top with fresh or dried fruit.
  • Have a special breakfast once a week featuring smoothies, pancakes, waffles, or omelets.
  • For smoothies, blend low fat milk with frozen berries and a banana (or any fruit) and blend for 30 seconds.
  • Serve unusual breakfast foods once in a while like last night’s leftovers.
  • Opt for a whole fruit instead of fruit juice (but always choose 100% fruit juice when splurging).








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Written by Patricia O'Keefe GirbalWritten on Aug 06, 2010Last updated on Aug 31, 2014


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Monday, Aug 06, 2012 @ 07:37 AM

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Great tips, thanks!!

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