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Learn More About the Schenectady City School District's Wellness Policy

A Good Start
Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of your child's day?  It provides the nutrients and energy he needs to concentrate in school.  Research shows that kids who eat breakfast get better grades, pay  more attention in class and behave better.  Help your youngster begin his day on the right foot.

Make time
Set the alarm to allow 10 - 15 minutes unhurried minutes for breakfast.  Suggest several healthy breakfast items and let your child choose.  Tip:  If your youngster doesn't like to make decisions first thing in the morning, give him breakfast choices the night before.

Make it healthy
Give your child a mix of protein (such as milk, eggs, cheese, or meat) and carbohydrates (whole grain cereal, fruit, or whole-wheat bread).  The carbohydrates boost energy and help your child jump-start his day, while the protein keeps his body going strong until lunchtime.

Make it kid-friendly
These quick breakfasts are sure to bring an early-morning smile to your youngster's face:

  • Egg in a basket:  Cover a frying pan with no-fat cooking spray.  Tear a hole out of a slice of whole-wheat bread, put the slice in the pan, and crack an egg into the hole.  Cook two minutes, flip, and cook until the egg is set and lightly browned.

  • Waffle Wonder:  Toast a whole-grain frozen waffle.  Put sliced strawberries around the edge and fill with a handful of blueberries.  Serve with a side of low-fat flavored cottage cheese or yogurt.

Source:  Nutrition Nuggets, 2006 Resources for Educators, a division of Aspen Publishers, Inc. Educators, a division of Aspen Publishers Inc.

 

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