Kids need fuel for activities so that they can build bones and muscles and this should always start with a good breakfast. A good breakfast is helpful for learning and mental performance in school. Kid’s who go without breakfast or eat a sugary snack for breakfast will have difficulty concentrating and learning. Studies have shown that a good breakfast may lead to better grades, improved memory and better attendance and test taking skills.
Parents and caregivers should set a good example for kids by what they eat. Keep fresh fruit and veggie snacks in the car on trips; keep fresh fruit within reach as snacks throughout the day.
For more information go to: www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle.
The Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Campaign was launched by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in 2000. The Campaign encourages and teaches children, parents, and caregivers to eat healthy and be physically active everyday. Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ offers resources and tools to convey and reinforce healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the ChooseMyPlate.