Learning for Life: Kickstart your day with breakfast

Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day. Research shows that individuals who eat breakfast have higher cognitive performance, improved memory, longer attention spans, and more successful weight control.

Most people who skip breakfast claim they do not have enough time in the mornings to prepare a nutritious meal. Let’s change that! Consider taking a few minutes the night before to prepare something simple for a grab-and-go meal in the morning. Or how about putting that microwave to work? Use it to whip up delicious and speedy single servings of everything from eggs to muffins.

Look for tasty recipes, information on dietary guidelines, calorie trackers and more at www.choosemyplate.gov. Numerous publications on the nutritive value of foods and using a variety of vegetables are available in our office, located at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite A, Soldotna, AK 99669. Call us at 907-262-5824.

Submitted by Amorette Payment, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Nutrition Educator, Kenai Peninsula District.

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