Talk with children about the importance of eating a good breakfast. Explain how breakfast gives your body energy for the day. Invite students to tell their favorite breakfast foods and record their key words on a sheet of drawing paper. Encourage children to illustrate their favorite breakfast and bind their pictures into a class book titled "Our Breakfast Big Book." Ask each child to describe his or her picture to the rest of the group at circle time. Then serve toaster waffles with fruit -- bananas, strawberries, or melon -- and low-fat milk; point out the food groups included in this meal. (March is National Nutrition Month.)
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