School Breakfast Guidance from the Nurse

School Breakfast Guidance from the Nurse
Posted on 01/28/2021
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BAIS Families,

We are encouraging parents not to send in breakfast for their children during the week. Each school in the district provides a free, well balanced breakfast that meets the guidelines for the district’s wellness policy for any student who may want it. Staff have noticed an uptick in Dunkin’ Donuts as a preferred breakfast option and we are asking that you avoid sending your child in with donuts, muffins and sugary drinks.

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. After a long night of sleeping, children’s bellies awake empty and breakfast is the fuel that is going to get them going for the day! Student’s who have a high carbohydrate and sugary breakfast tend to crash midway through the morning and become tired/sluggish making it difficult to fully participate in schoolwork.

If your child does not want to have the breakfast provided at school some healthy breakfast options to eat at home include:

· eggs

· French toast, waffles, or pancakes (try wheat or whole-grain varieties)

· cold cereal and milk

· hot cereal, such as oatmeal or cream of wheat (try some dried fruit or nuts on top)

· whole-grain toast, bagel, or English muffin with cheese

· yogurt with fruit or nuts

· fruit smoothie, such as a strawberry smoothie

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in ensuring your student starts their day with the best nutrients to fuel their bodies.

Stay Well.

Charlene Madruga RN

Bentley Academy Innovation School

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