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Health Information For Kids
“Eat your breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day!” Why are parents always saying that?
Well, imagine you’re a car. After a long night of sleeping, your fuel tank is empty. Breakfast is the fuel that gets you going so you can hit the road.
Just like with other meals, try to eat a variety of foods, including:
Some kids skip breakfast because they sleep too late or because they think it’s a way to stay thin. But people who skip breakfast tend to eat more calories throughout the day.
If you find yourself skipping breakfast because you’re too rushed, try these quick breakfasts. They’re easy to grab on the way out the door or get ready the night before:
Just in case you need more evidence that eating breakfast is the way to go, kids who don’t eat breakfast are less able to learn at school, get less iron (an important nutrient) in their diets, and are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI), which is a sign they may be overweight.
On the other hand, kids who eat breakfast do better in school, are more likely to participate in physical activities, and eat healthier overall. So tomorrow morning, don’t run out the door on an empty stomach. Fuel up with a healthy breakfast!
Want to eat healthier? It’s easy when you learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods!
The food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book – it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.
How vital are vitamins? Find out in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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