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Better Breakfast Month - September 1
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

Better Breakfast Month

Better Breakfast Month is a time to rethink your morning routine and focus on preparing healthy, tasty breakfasts for the whole family. Nutritionists often call breakfast the most important meal of the day because it helps control body weight, mood, and performance. Why September? It marks the time when children return to school, making the topic of proper nutrition especially relevant. A balanced, healthy breakfast provides essential energy for both the body and brain.

History

The importance of breakfast has been emphasized since the First World War, when the US government urged citizens to ensure their first meal was healthy, tasty, and balanced. This initiative regained popularity during the Second World War. In the mid-20th century, the Cereal Institute established Better Breakfast Month, which was first celebrated in 1951. The institute also conducted studies that highlighted the importance of a nutritious breakfast.

Interesting Facts

  • Statistically, children who eat breakfast perform better in school and are more disciplined.
  • Breakfast provides a great opportunity to gather as a family and discuss the day’s plans.
  • The most popular breakfast in America is cereal with milk.
  • Though eggs were once considered harmful, recent studies show they are rich in vitamins and minerals beneficial to health.
  • A balanced breakfast should include proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and dairy.
  • The largest breakfast gathering recorded was held in Germany in 2005, with 27,000 people participating.
  • Healthy breakfast ideas include whole grain muffins, eggs, low-fat cheese, bananas, parfait, yogurt, and muesli.

How to take part

Start by planning a menu of healthy breakfast options, consider the preferences of all family members, and try to include everyone in the preparation process. Watching nutritional videos can also provide great ideas and inspiration. Involve your children in making breakfast to foster family bonding. Consider getting nutrition training to create a comprehensive breakfast plan for the month.

When is Better Breakfast Month celebrated in 2024?

Better Breakfast Month is observed on September 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029

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