Healthy Home Court - Breakfast
Join the Breakfast Club
According to the American Heart Association, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Numerous studies have demonstrated that when both children and adults skip breakfast, the nutritional quality of their diets decreases. Studies have also shown that only a third of all high school students eat breakfast. According to Memphis City Schools (MCS) Central Nutrition Center only four out of ten students take advantage of the school sponsored free breakfast program. There are numerous factors that created this statistic, but most students cite insufficient time as the major barrier to eating a healthy breakfast.
With today’s student constantly on the move, the Grizzlies, along with Kellogg’s, have pledged to implement breakfast carts in area high schools. The breakfast carts are designed to give students a quick, healthy breakfast option to help jumpstart their day. Students will receive many benefits from eating breakfast as it helps:
- Increase brain function
- Increase school performance
- Increase attention span
- Decrease discipline problems
- Decrease the likelihood of overeating
The Grizzlies will be hosting breakfast assemblies at select high schools in the Memphis City Schools district throughout the season to promote the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. These assemblies will allow students the opportunity to ask members of the Grizzlies Coaching Staff and health professionals about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. Students will also receive recipes for quick and easy breakfast options they can grab on-the-go or make at home.
Check out the Memphis Grizzlies Healthy Home Court Breakfast Assemblies at area Memphis City Schools.
- 08.19.10: Healthy Home Court tipoff at Kirby High School (photos)
As part of the new Healthy Home Court program, we would like to offer a few websites that feature easy and healthy recipes for breakfast. Check out these healthy breakfast recipes and let us know how they taste.
Make the Pledge
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Check out these links for more information on breakfast recipes and why breakfast is important.