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Healthy Eating: Facts about Breakfast1

Linda B. Bobroff2


3. Breakfast provides the ___________ you need to start your day.

6. ____________ are considered a breakfast food but they are high in calories and have few nutrients.

7. The idea that eating breakfast causes weight gain is ___________.

8. Eating a well-balanced breakfast provides you with important ___________ needed for good health.


1. _______­­_____ ­­is known as the most important meal of the day.

2. Breakfast does not need to be a bowl of cereal; you could have ___________like pasta from the night before instead.

4. Not liking breakfast foods and not being hungry in the morning are ____________ for not eating breakfast.

5. For a well balanced breakfast, choose food from at least _________different food groups.



3. Energy

6. Doughnuts

7. False

8. Nutrients


1. Breakfast

2. Leftovers

4. Excuses

5. Three



This document is FCS80009 (la versión de este documento en español es Alimentación saludable: Realidades sobre el desayuno (FCS80009-Span)), one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date March 2012. Reviewed May 2016. Visit the EDIS website at


Linda B. Bobroff, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.