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Lesson 19: Eat Breakfast Every Day


This lesson teaches the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. Students read a story that illustrates the effect of eating breakfast on a third grader’s feelings and school performance. They compare and contrast how they feel when they eat breakfast versus when they don’t. They review and apply the healthy foods rules to identify examples of healthy breakfast food choices, and discuss why the body needs breakfast. The teacher posts a classroom banner to remind students to eat a healthy breakfast each day.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain why breakfast should be eaten every day.
  2. Illustrate a healthy breakfast.
  3. Explain the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.

Time: 30 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 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
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