Five Game-Changing Reasons to Make Breakfast a Priority

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We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s even more important for kids — to fuel them up for their busy schedules. That’s because breakfast foods are a good source of nutrients like calcium, iron, and B vitamins as well as protein and fiber — all important to keep kids going during school, sports, music and all the other activities they enjoy (and to help you keep up with them!).

Here are five great reasons to start the day off right with breakfast:

Two Words: Breakfast Pairings

Milk and oatmeal, cereal and milk, egg and cheese, yogurt and granola—some things are just better together! Breakfast pairings can help you win your mornings because they’re filling, tasty and nutritious.

Breakfast is Delicious & Fun-damental

Have you ever heard of breakfast for dinner? That’s because breakfast foods are so delicious, they taste great any time of day! Fuel up with cheese sticks or chocolate milk all day long, or mix up your same old dinner menu by throwing in a breakfast.

Need some ideas? Check out these breakfast recipes from Midwest Dairy for fun ideas that can be served (and enjoyed!) any time of day.

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Breakfast is Versatile

Like green eggs and ham, you can enjoy breakfast almost anywhere: at home, at your favorite local sit-down restaurant or even at a breakfast buffet. Most importantly, kids can eat breakfast at school. Fuel Up to Play 60  helps schools provide breakfast to students in alternative ways.

Breakfast is #Instagramable

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover—at least, when that book is breakfast! With foods that are bright and vibrant, breakfast is perfect to share with your friends on social media.  A great choice is the Baked French Toast with Maple Yogurt and Fruit recipe. (And, yes, it tastes as good as it looks—maybe even better!)

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Breakfast is Rap-worthy

And finally, we think breakfast is so awesome, it’s worth rapping about! Two Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors, Hudson and Sophie, bring breakfast to a new level with their music video. We hope you enjoy their Fuel Up to Play 60 back-to-school breakfast rap and share it with your breakfast-loving friends.


This article by Megan Sheets was provided courtesy of Midwest Dairy and has been edited for our website.

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