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by Emma Eisenberg (6th grade)

What Did You Have For Breakfast?

Almost everyone loves Pop Tarts, Lucky Charms, and pastries for breakfast. Maybe that should change. Yogurt may sound boring, but add a little honey and it suddenly turns sweet. Even though bagels are good, there are still ways to make them better, like adding butter or cream cheese.

It may seem that Lucky Charms gives you enough energy for the day, but that is not true. It simply turns into one small burst of energy. Multiple sites agree that an apple gives more energy than coffee. It is an easy way to start your day. It is the seed of your learning, so water it! Drink plenty of water (to grow your seed). 

Whether or not you are nuts about nuts, it would surprise you that the almond is actually related to the peach! Another nutty fact is that peanuts cover about ⅔ of all nut consumption. Even the Ancient Greeks agreed that nuts are good, they thought it cured baldness and coughing. Nuts can always add another fun flavor to breakfast, or any meal/snack

Why should you know this? Well, there are many reasons, but the big one is that you should follow this. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), eating healthy foods helps you focus and pay attention, and that means better grades! So, eat good and it will help you in adulthood.

What should we eat instead?

Banana muffins, yogurt, bagels—there are an infinite number of healthy options for your breakfast. Whenever you want to have breakfast in school, you can make it at home and bring it to school. I would suggest getting it at breakfast cart, although it does not have particularly healthy options. The breakfast cart doesn’t always have to be this way though! I see muffins in everyone’s future!

After reading this, what do you think now? I strongly believe that the breakfast cart should have healthy food, like muffins, bagels, or yogurt, although I would also encourage making  your own muffins, who knows? Maybe you’ll realize that you like muffins after all! 

For more information, please visit the CDC's page on healthy eating: