Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #270

Breakfast is often called “the most important meal of the day” for good reason! A morning meal helps refuel the body after a night’s sleep and contributes essential nutrients important for children’s healthy growth and development. Eating a nutritious breakfast helps children pay full attention and learn well at school and can help promote a healthy body weight.

Have a balanced breakfast every day.

Choose foods from at least 3 of the 4 food groups in Canada’s Food Guide for a nutritious breakfast; such as a bowl of cereal with fruit and milk or whole-grain bagel with peanut butter or cheese and fruit juice.

Plan ahead by setting the table the night before and wake up a little earlier if you find you run out of time for breakfast in the morning.