HEALTHY EATING HABITS
A healthy breakfast typically includes servings of most of the food groups. The ones that aren't eaten at breakfast are made up for later in the day. Breakfast foods should place emphasis on providing energy. Here are some good ideas, although there are millions of other options out there. Mix and match them as you wish!
Any breakfast is better than none, but everything you eat should do something for you! Things like chips, doughnuts, ice cream, and the like don't provide anything that will keep you alert throughout the day. In many cases, they'll even slow you down! Lucky for you, our school offers breakfast foods that contain all of the important nutrients mentioned above, should you not have time to eat breakfast before you leave home.
- Cereal- The more vitamins and the less sugar, the better! Cereals such as Special K or Multigrain Cheerios are ideal.
- Bread- Whole grain is best. White bread will not provide nutrients, it will only make you tired later! Fiber helps, too!
- Milk- The calcium supports growth of bones and teeth! If you'd like, you can have this in your cereal.
- Fruit juice- Most fruit juices offer important vitamins. Stay away from anything with excessive sugar, especially lemonade!
- Protein- Breakfast proteins, such as eggs or breakfast meats. Protein is extremely beneficial!
- Fresh fruit- One of the best and most popular sources of vitamins in existence!
As for lunch, most of the essential nutrients mentioned above will do you well. Whatever you don't take in at breakfast should be made up for at lunch. Our school offers a wide variety of foods, all of which are nutritious and best suited to keep you going! You can find the general menu for all three schools on the website. Some, but not all, of the best items consistently on our menu are:
Most of the items mentioned under Breakfast above are good for lunch as well and offered during school lunch periods. Nutrition is a matter of what you eat, not when you eat it! That's true for the most part, at least. Try not to eat anything close to bedtime, or else your weight might be thrown off balance! You should also avoid eating heavily during lunch, as heavy meals will drag you down as your body diverts its energy towards digesting food. Your day's not over yet, big meals are best left for dinner. Load your tray wisely!
- Garden Salad- Green vegetables are among the best sources of vitamins and minerals in existence! Just go light on the dressing.
- Veggie Burgers- For all the vegetarians out there! We offer regular hamburgers as well, made with low-fat preparation techniques.