5 Breakfast Benefits

Breakfast is a great way to start your day!

  1. Improved cognitive performance

    Breakfast plays an important role in school performance related to cognitive function. Students will be able to focus better and their brain will have the nutrients it needs to function adequately.

  2. Improved satiety

    Those who consume breakfast regularly, especially a breakfast high in protein, will feel full longer. This will help to avoid overeating and excessive snacking throughout the day.

  3. Increased vitamin and mineral consumption

    Consuming a balanced breakfast leads to an increase in nutrient intake helping us meet our goals for daily vitamin and mineral consumption..

  4. Improved wellbeing

    When breakfast is consumed regularly, studies have shown that a higher level of wellbeing is developed.

  5. Improvements to overall diet quality

    Breakfast starts the day on the right note. This will lead to better, healthful choices throughout the day.

Breakfast Ideas:

  • Oatmeal, nuts, and fruit

  • Eggs, toast, and an apple

  • Greek yogurt, berries, and granola

  • Fruit smoothie

  • Eggs with sauteed veggies

Written by Colleen Wojdyla, dietetic intern