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Balanced Breakfasts Are Key to Success

National Breakfast WeekDo you struggle to get a nutritious breakfast for yourself or your family daily? Too little time?  Not hungry?  Whatever the reason may be, everyone needs this meal. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day (ever heard that one before?) as it recharges your mind and body while kick-starting your energy, leaving you fueled for the day. Eating breakfast can increase your metabolic rate resulting in more energy, greater alertness, and improved weight control. It also sets the tone for the day, resulting in potentially better eating habits throughout the day. Why would you want to deprive yourself or your children of these wonderful benefits?

For many of us, including myself, it’s shocking to find out that 1 in 5 children live in a home where breakfast is hard to come by. That’s why Kellogg’s has created the “Share Your Breakfast” program and established National Breakfast Week March 4-10, 2012. This program is designed to reach the goal of helping to share 1 million breakfasts to the kids who need them. If you share your breakfast, Kellogg’s will donate money to help Action for Healthy Kids increase school breakfast participation.

Here are some ways that you can help:

We can give children the opportunity to eat breakfast and a chance to realize that great things can happen each day if their brains are fueled correctly! Let’s see the power of breakfast in action!  

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Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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