Did you know that only 80 percent of children in the US eat breakfast regularly? And of that percentage 31 percent eat breakfast at school. It's a great opportunity to provide nutrition and instill some good nutrition habits at the same time.
Learning ZoneXpress has added two free activities to FreeMyPlate to help parents, teachers and nutritionists celebrate National School Breakfast Week and Nutrition Month. Both activities encourage students to eat a healthy breakfast every day.
The first activity, “Colorful Breakfast Collages,” combines art and breakfast. It could be a great activity for kids to do while eating.
The second activity, “Design a Breakfast Ad,” targets middle and high school students; it encourages them to create a healthy breakfast campaign for their school breakfast program. It would be fun to showcase their work in the lunchroom.
Both are great ways to start a conversation about the importance of a healthy breakfast.
Try them out – let us know what you think!