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What did you have for breakfast today?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets the stage for daily eating habits.

Why is a healthy breakfast so important?

  1. Breakfast starts your body's metabolism, which helps you maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Eating breakfast can help prevent late day snacking.
  3. Skipping breakfast leads to snacking on foods high in fat and sugar.
  4. People who eat breakfast are more likely to get their daily recommended nutrients.

Tips for eating a healthy breakfast:

  1. Pick foods from at least 2 food groups.
  2. Whole grains, lean protein and fiber will leave you feeling full for longer.
  3. Buy breakfast foods that are easy to prepare or pick up and go.
  4. If you are not hungry when you wake up, bring healthy options for a mid-morning snack.
  5. Avoid processed, sugary cereals and toaster pastries.

For more information, contact Somerset Hospital Community Connection at 814-443-5735.

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