Lesson 3: Breakfast for Teens: Learn about Healthy Nutrition for Breakfast and Academic Achievement



Is breakfast truly the most important meal of the day? In this video, teens discuss high school test performance and whether or not they ate a healthy breakfast that day. This video is part of a nutrition lesson for middle school students from Dairy Council of California called Exercise Your Options (More information and materials at http://www.healthyeating.org/EYO). The reality is that skipping breakfast or eating an unbalanced breakfast – one rich in so-called junk foods – can impact mental performance. Academic achievement is improved by eating a balanced breakfast from at least three of the five food groups. By emphasizing healthy choices for teen breakfast, this video can teach teens some insider tips on how to be better prepared mentally for their day.

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