Renew You Challenge

Let’s start this week off right!

Weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets you going in the morning and can help you sustain your energy throughout the day—if you choose the right foods. Many common breakfast foods are full of refined carbs and fat, however, which can leave you dragging by midmorning. I’ve addressed this before.

With school starting up again, results of a recent study can help teens get “up and at ‘em” this year. Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that when teens eat a breakfast higher in protein and fiber, they feel full right away and continue to feel satiated throughout the day. This means they won’t be distracted with thoughts of food when they should be focusing on geometry.

But first things first—skipping breakfast is a no-no. It is estimated that 30 to 60 percent of kids skip breakfast. And those that do eat breakfast eat high-fat, high-sugar foods. That’s no way to start the day.

This week, take a look at what you and your family are eating for breakfast. Is it a high-protein, high-fiber choice? Fruit and yogurt is a great choice. A vegetable egg scramble does the trick. Or how about a bowl of oatmeal with nuts and fruit? There are many options that will keep you and your family nourished throughout the day.