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Good Breakfast Provides Healthy Start


Morning time, the time of day that you get you and possibly several others ready to face the world. Everyone has their own routine. Does yours including eating a healthy breakfast?

Many people don’t realize just how important a healthy breakfast really is. Eating breakfast can help control hunger throughout the day, decrease your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and improve cognitive function related to memory. It has also proved beneficial to help increase concentration for children and adults throughout the day, according to the American Dietetic Association.

Lean protein is the key to many of the benefits that breakfast can provide. Eggs, ham, turkey, low fat cottage cheese, and greek yogurt are great foods to jump start your day. These foods allow for more energy as the day progresses and decrease the temptation for snacking on unhealthy foods.

Many people think that their last meal of the day should be their biggest, which is actually not true! Eating more of your total daily calories in the morning rather than the afternoon will help your body metabolize more efficiently which can aide in weight loss.

One study showed that people that chose breakfast as their largest meal lost an average of 10 more pounds in a three month period than people that chose to eat large meals at the end of the day, according to Deborah Enos from

The average breakfast takes only 15 minutes to prepare and consume and with breakfast on the go options like yogurt cups, homemade breakfast sandwiches, and whole grain breakfast bars there is no excuse to wait any longer. If you are ready to take a giant step towards a healthier lifestyle I hope you will consider adding a healthy breakfast to your daily routine.

For more information, check out the Richland County Nutrition Coalition Facebook page at, and the Pinterest page at

The mission of the Richland County Nutrition Coalition (RCNC) is to identify and address food and nutrition needs of the community.


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