DIETARY GUIDELINES

BALANCING CALORIES

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less
  • Avoid oversized portions

FOODS TO INCREASE

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Make at least half your grains whole grains
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk

FOODS TO REDUCE

  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals-choose the foods with lower numbers
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks

 

START YOUR DAY WITH A GOOD BREAKFAST

Breakfast Provides Benefits...Make it a Priority!!!

  • Higher Test Scores- Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and reading scores.
  • Improved Attendance- Studies show that students who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often.
  • Fewer Trips to the School Nurse- When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits.
  • Improved Classroom Behavior- Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.
  • Better Learning- Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.
  • More Time on Learning- When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.