Bring Breakfast Back
As mom always said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And we believe it! According to our 2009 Food & Health Survey, 93 percent of Americans agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet less than half (44 percent) are eating breakfast everyday. The International Food Information Council Foundation has put together some resources that can help make it easy for you to prepare a healthful breakfast for you and your family. We’ve also thrown in some educational videos and other materials highlighting the benefits of eating breakfast.
Breakfast Benefits Abound
Additional research has found that kids (and grown-ups) who eat breakfast are able to concentrate better and maintain a healthy body weight. Breakfast eaters also end up consuming more healthful fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat and fat-free dairy, all of which are food groups encouraged by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For a quick explanation of the benefits of breakfast download Wake Up to the Benefits of Breakfast.
Quick and Easy Breakfast Solutions for Busy Bodies On-The-Go
Need ideas on what to have or serve for breakfast? More than 25 short and simple recipe ideas are ready for you to enjoy - No excuses! Download Putting the Fast in Breakfast – Quick and Easy Solutions.
Are you more of a visual person? Check out the videos below of from leading food and health experts explaining the benefits of breakfast; why it is the most important meal of the day; and ideas for encouraging kids to munch on this morning meal.
If you are a health professional looking for additional resources on breakfast, check out our MyPyramid Breakfast and Health Communicator's Tool Kit.
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Filmed in Washington, DC asking real people real questions from the 2013 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
How would you grade your diet & would you rather lose $1,000 or gain 20 pounds?
More about the 2013 Food & Health Survey here.