health standpoint, experts continue to confirm that breakfast
is the most important meal of the day. So important that the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently dedicated an
entire mini-journal to "The Benefits of Breakfast."
Letís see if these facts motivate us to "break the
fast" at the start of each day:
who eat breakfast tend to a) eat less later in the day; b)
jump over buildings in a single bound; c) better manage their
weight. Answers: a and c.
who skip breakfast tend to a) be hungrier later in the day; b)
gain weight easier; c) have an increased risk for diabetes.
All are true.
who eat breakfast do better in school because they a) can
better remember what they learn; b) arenít as distracted; c)
have better attendance at school. All are correct.
considering what to have for breakfast, RTEC stands for a)
ReThink Eating Candy; b) Ready To Eat Cereal; c) Review Those
Excess Calories. Answer: b.
best define breakfast as a) the first meal of the day after
our longest period of sleep; b) breaking the fast; c) coffee
and a cookie. Answers: a and b.
"quality" breakfast a) must be prepared by a master
chef; b) includes at least one item from a major food group:
protein (such as nuts, cheese, egg), fruit, vegetable, whole
grain, milk or yogurt; c) can be as simple as a bag of dried
fruit and nuts. Answers: b and c.
to researchers, eating breakfast can immediately a) turn on
brain power; b) make you late for school; c) improve your
mood. Answers: a and c.
who is not hungry in the morning a) probably ate too much the
night before; b) might want to stock a backpack or briefcase
with nutrient dense fruit, nuts, or high fiber cereal bars; c)
should set a goal to eat less at night so as to wake up
hungry. Answers: all are correct.
to people who skip breakfast, those who eat something soon
after they wake up tend to a) consume more fiber, calcium,
vitamins A and C; b) have healthier lifestyles overall; c)
have stronger bones and healthier hearts. All are correct.
fruit blended with milk or yogurt is a) a smoothie; b)
breakfast; c) a great idea for busy families. All are correct.
toasted whole grain waffle spread with peanut butter or
applesauce a) goes well with a cold glass of milk; b) is a
quality breakfast; c) takes two minutes to prepare. All are
parfaits can be made a) in a hurry; b) with layers of fruit,
yogurt, cereal and nuts; c) in disposal cups to go. All are