Breakfast on the Go for Dahlgren Residents
September 9, 2013
Do your kids eat breakfast? By many reports, 40% of kids don’t. But everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Here is some proof:
- Children who eat a healthy breakfast meet their daily nutritional needs, keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels, attend school more frequently, and make fewer trips to the school nurses office complaining of tummy aches.
- Kids who eat breakfast are more likely than children who skip breakfast to consume foods with adequate levels of minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins, such as riboflavin, vitamins A, C, and B12, and folate.
- Kids who skip breakfast do not make up for the missed calories at other meals.
So why aren’t your kids eating breakfast each day? Most likely, it is because your family is already rushed in the morning and you don’t feel like you have time to provide a nutritious breakfast. But remember that breakfast doesn’t have to mean home-made waffles or french toast every day. There are many quick and easy breakfasts that you can give your kids that are also nutritious.
With that said, we will be hosting Breakfast on the Go, Friday, September 27th at 7:00 a.m. at the Housing Office & Caffee Circle. This is a OPEN event to Dahlgren residents! Come get it while supplies last!
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