September 2017 September: National Breakfast Month
Did you grow up hearing your mother say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Back to school generally equals busy colorful cereal is, the more sugar and sometimes rushed mornings. it has. Aim for less than 6 grams Don’t let a hectic morning sacrifice a of sugar per dry ounce. The USDA healthy breakfast. September is created a fact sheet to National Breakfast Month. Programs understand serving sizes and enrolled in the Child Care Aware® of sugar limits. Kansas wellness initiative, Step It 2. Weekends are a great time to Up—Taking Steps to Healthy Success, make some extra pancakes, know that healthy foods set the tone waffles, or boiled eggs to enjoy for the day. Here are some tips to during the week. make sure your breakfast is healthy: 3. Whole wheat bread topped with 1. Select whole-grain cereal with peanut, almond, or cashew butter low sugar. Generally, the more provide both grains and protein. 4. Whole wheat crackers paired with an apple or banana are a great grab-and-go breakfast. 5. Stir low-fat or fat-free granola into a bowl of low-fat or fat-free yogurt. Top with sliced apples or berries. 6. Add strawberries, blueberries or bananas to whole-grain waffles, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal, or toast.
Source: http://wheatfoods.org/sites/default/files/ atachments/teaching-kids-about-wheat-wfc-feb2014_0.pdf
Children who eat breakfast get higher grades in school and are less likely to be depressed, anxious or irritable.
Did you know that children under the age of six are the most frequent victims of poisoning? Approximately 50 percent of the calls to poison centers involve children of this age, and nearly 90 percent of the exposures occur at a home. The good news is that most poisonings can be prevented, but we need your help! The Poison Control Center at The University of Kansas Health System has developed the Hunter & Scout’s Poison Patrol Program. The program makes it easy and fun to teach this important topic of poison prevention to children. The program includes a video and activities, as well as educational materials for families. To learn more and request FREE program materials please visit Poison Patrol.
Happy, Healthy, Ready for School
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. This serves as a reminder that we must all take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and where we visit. Did you know that Child Care Aware® of Kansas provides Emergency Preparedness Training? We offer both community trainings and virtual trainings. For more information call 1-855-823-3343 or check out our training calendar. Source: FEMA/Jana Baldwin
Did you know that Sesame Street has resource guides and a toolkit for families and child care providers? Happy, Healthy, Ready for School was created to prepare children for a lifetime of learning. See how great sleep, a healthy breakfast and planning create a great start to the day.
Emergency Preparedness Sesame Street created an educator guide, Emergency Preparedness, to help you prepare your children for emergencies with activities that can complement school safety drills and plans. There are resources to share with parents as well, including both iOS and Android apps for tablets or cell phones.
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Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Ingredients 6 large eggs 6 English Muffins, split 12 slices of deli sliced ham 6 slices of cheddar cheese Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray non-stick spray in six 1-ounce ramekins and place onto a baking