Eating a healthy breakfast can help kids pay attention at school and earn better grades. This National Nutrition Month®, give your child a great start to the day with these Power Up Pancakes!
As many as one in nine schoolchildren and one in five teens in the United States don’t eat breakfast regularly. Eating breakfast can help kids perform better in the classroom, have fewer behavior problems, and miss less school because of sickness.
Help your child power up every day with a healthy breakfast like these cinnamon, banana, and oatmeal pancakes from our very own Healthfirst Nutrition Team!
In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, and baking powder
A healthy breakfast can improve your child’s grades and behavior. It can also improve his or her mood and overall health! Kids and teens who eat breakfast regularly have healthier diets and BMIs than those who don’t. They also have better concentration, memory, and more energy and are less likely to struggle with health conditions like obesity.
Most kids and teens in the U.S. do not consume the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables or whole grains. Breakfast is a great opportunity to feed your child important nutrients like fiber, calcium, vitamin D, and iron, which can decrease his or her chances of suffering from tooth decay, iron deficiency, and osteoporosis.
Don’t forget to set a good example and eat a healthy breakfast yourself!
Check out the nutrition facts for one Power Up Pancake!*
*Nutrition facts are estimated and based on the brand that is purchased at the supermarket. To ensure accuracy of total nutrient intake, it is recommended that you read the food labels on each product.
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“Free Nutrition Label Generator,” OnlineLabels.com. Accessed February 27, 2017.
“Health and Academic Achievement,” CDC.gov. April 2014.
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“SuperTracker,” United States Department of Agriculture. Accessed February 27, 2017.
“The Case for Eating Breakfast,” HealthyChildren.org. November 21, 2015.