Better Breakfast Month
September 08, 2012
September is Better Breakfast Month! I love breakfast, but generally I have traditional breakfast foods for dinner (waffles and bacon for dinner, YUM!). But as morning meals go, I am notorious for skipping breakfast as I am running out the door to dash to the library or to a school. When I do manage to eat breakfast, I am usually shoving a piece of leftover (insert portable dinner item here) into my mouth and washing it down with a Coke.
I just don’t take the time… and besides, I really hate cereal! But everyday this month, I am going to try and make a new habit by getting at least some healthy foods in my body to start my mind off working right.
Breakfast really is an important habit. Doctors agree that kids and teens who skip breakfast in the interest of saving time, calories, or getting a few more minutes of sleep cause more harm in the long run than those who take a few extra seconds to grab a quick bite. Our bodies are empty after a long (or short) night’s rest, and they need recharging. Eating breakfast gives our brains and bodies a reboot that will make us more efficient in just about everything we do. Studies show that kids and teens who start their day off with breakfast are sick less often, have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight, and struggle less in school.
So, we asked our teens some breakfast-related questions. See how you compare:
Top 5 breakfast picks:
Bacon – 13 votes
Pancakes or Waffles - 11 votes
Shakes or Smoothies - 7 votes
Fruit - 7 votes
Eggs - 6 votes
Number of Teens who admit they regularly skip breakfast: 3
Most interesting breakfast picks (with one vote each):
Surprising results (items with low results):
Cereal – 4 votes
Donuts – 3 votes
Oatmeal – 3 votes
Pizza – 2 votes
Cereal Bars – 1 vote
So, have a great breakfast (you can find ideas and recipes at the Library), and let us know how it goes.