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Lesson 17: Eating a Healthy Breakfast


This lesson teaches the importance of a healthy breakfast. Students learn why breakfast is an important meal and how it contributes to good health. They identify guidelines for choosing healthy breakfast foods and ways to identify foods that are less healthy choices. They examine their own breakfast preferences and illustrate some healthy breakfast food choices.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of eating breakfast every day. 
  2. Describe the types of breakfast foods that should be limited.

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • FN-1: Follow a healthy eating pattern that meets individual preferences and needs for growth and development.
  • FN-3: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • FN-4: Choose to eat whole grain products.
  • FN-5: Choose to eat or drink fat-free or low-fat dairy or fortified dairy alternatives.
  • FN-8: Limit foods high in added sugars, saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
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