Kids Eat Right! // Fuel For School

Many of you have already finished your first week of the new school year, and some of you will start this week! Properly fueling your body will help you have the best school year yet. Here are some tips to make your meals great!

Build a Better Breakfast

Eating a good breakfast will help you concentrate better in school. Breakfast can be tricky, but it’s very important to make it a priority each morning. Find things that work for you and your family’s schedule. Breakfasts should be rich in whole-grains, fruits, and protein. Try pairing these Pancake Muffins with a glass of milk and a banana!

Choose (or Pack) a Satisfying Lunch

Whether you eat lunch from the school cafeteria, or bring your own from home, be sure to make healthy choices! Choosing whole-grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables will keep your stomach feeling full and satisfied through the rest of your school day. Satisfying lunches will also provide a main source of fuel for any after school activities you have planned for the day. Check out these creative lunch box ideas from Create Better Health Utah today!

Make Time for Dinner

Sitting down with your family for dinner can help your family have stronger bonds and help you and your siblings have more confidence in yourselves! Dinner can be simple and quick, but sitting down together will provide you an opportunity to share your favorite parts of the day with each other. Try these quick and tasty Zucchini Pizza Bites with a side of whole-grain toast for dinner tonight!

Finding one way to improve each meal will help you be fueled for school.

Happy creating!

Information for this post comes from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Click here to read more.

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