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One easy way to choose foods that are good for your body is to eat a lot of different colors. (Real colors, not fake ones like those in some cereals!)

Most fruits and vegetables are very colorful — and very healthy. And the more colorful they are, the better they are for you. They have a lot of vitamins and antioxidants, which are good for your body, and they fill you up without a lot of calories.
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BREAKFAST

Do you eat breakfast every day? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. By the time you get up in the morning, your body has not had food for a long time. You need to fuel it with healthy food so you will feel good all day. Have you ever been in school and not been able to concentrate because your tummy hurt? It might be because you didn't eat breakfast. Or maybe you had a doughnut that filled you up at first, but the full feeling didn't last long. Kids who eat healthy breakfasts do better in school because they aren't distracted by rumbly tummies. They also can run and jump and play better because breakfast gives them the fuel they need to have fun.

Start every day with a healthy breakfast. Below is a list of breakfast items — some are healthy, and others have too much fat or sugar and not enough nutrients. Circle the healthy breakfast items.

  • Orange
  • Doughnut
  • Wheat toast
  • Whole-grain cereal
  • Giant cinnamon roll
  • Strawberries
  • Super-frosted-sugar flakes
  • Banana
  • Skim milk
  • Milk shake
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Egg-white omelet
  • Apple
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Chocolate cereal puffs


Which ones did you circle?
You should have circled: orange, wheat toast, whole-grain cereal, strawberries, banana, skim milk, low-fat yogurt, egg-white omelet, apple and fruit smoothie.

Find more fun games you can play on the computer!  Ask Mom or Dad to help you visit these web sites to play the “Breakfast Detective” and other fun games: www.nutritionexplorations.org
www.mypyramid.gov

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