Healthy breakfast ideas: 15 ways to eat more fruits and vegetables

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 2:37 PM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

If you want to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight, focus on increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat. This strategy is more impactful—and more likely to become a lifelong habit—than trying to completely cut out other foods that you love. 

Fruits and vegetables are key to a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.

So let's start with breakfast. How can you eat more fruits and vegetables at breakfast? Here are 15 healthy breakfast ideas to try:

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Boost student learning with healthy breakfast choices

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 11:59 PM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but too many kids can’t or don’t eat it. Three out of four teachers say they teach kids who regularly come to school hungry.

Why should your school make breakfast a priority? Students who regularly eat a good breakfast: 

  • score 17.5% higher on standardized math tests 

  • have better attendance 

  • are more attentive and have fewer behavioral problems 

  • have higher graduation rates 

  • are more likely to be at a healthy weight. 

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Vegetable and fruit smoothies: simple and healthy at home or at school

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Let’s be honest. It’s easier to sell kids on an idea when it’s already ingrained in pop culture—when somebody else suggests that it is the new big thing. So get out the blender.

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Tips for a Healthier Breakfast

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 6:00 AM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Forget the doughnuts and the big-as-your-face muffins drowning in sugar sprinkles. A healthy breakfast includes a variety of whole grain, fruit, vegetable, dairy and meat or meat alternative combinations. With a little planning and our tips for a healthier breakfast, you’ll be well on your way to getting the recommended 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

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