Breakfast GO Power

August 6, 2009

Back to school, time for schedules, routines, and yes, homework! Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or community member, my guess is you care about kids and their health and would like to help!

Consider the following scenario. Each year when testing rolls around, schools send home notes to parents encouraging them to be sure their kids get plenty of sleep and EAT BREAKFAST. Now, consider this scenario. What if we encouraged kids to eat breakfast starting with that first day back to school? What if eating breakfast was an ongoing campaign to help kids achieve at their highest level academically, socially, and emotionally ALL YEAR LONG? Encourage your school to include Breakfast GO Power messaging and activities as a routine part of providing quality education to children.

Healthy Kids Challenge offers many resources for schools. Free downloadable monthly action ideas provide schools simple solutions. Check out the June 09 breakfast tip sheet. After school programs or classrooms looking for quick teaching tools for promoting breakfast will like A la Cart Breakfast, an activity booklet that integrates nutrition education along with math, science, and reading, plus yummy recipes are included! Look for it and more at


2 Responses to “Breakfast GO Power”

  1. Tammy Says:

    Kids and adults alike need to eat breakfast every day. It’s a great idea to promote eating breakfast all year long – kids do their learning every day of the school year, not just in the week before standardized testing! We have used Healthy Kids Challenge on-the-go breakfast ideas from the A La Cart Breakfast booklet and especially love the one that says you can eat pizza for breakfast!

  2. Sarah Says:

    The start of a new school year is a great time to begin a healthy habit, with breakfast!

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