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BREAKFAST FOR LEARNING
April 2014 • #73
A Note from the Medical Editor
Nearly half of all American families regularly skip breakfast. Is your family one of them?

Here are some helpful tips on how to make breakfast a priority in your home. Ideally, the whole family can sit down together for breakfast. Families that eat together tend to eat healthier and allow parents to act as role models in terms of nutrition and eating behaviors.

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org
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Check the nutrition facts when shopping for breakfast cereal. Look for cereals with a fiber content of at least 3 (if not 5) grams per serving.
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