Balanced Breakfasts Fuel Children’s Brains and Bodies

french toastThanks to Sarah Hamel from our nutrition department for guest blogging for us.

We’ve all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is especially true for children as it is the perfect time to refuel in the morning to prepare for the school day. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, kids who eat breakfast are more focused, perform better in school, are better able to manage their weight, and eat healthier overall compared with those who don’t eat breakfast.

Although any breakfast is better than no breakfast, what kids eat is vital too.

Move Over, Apple. Aspirin Deserves Credit, Too

aspirinWhile an apple a day may keep the doctor away, it’s aspirin that may really protect your health: New research shows that an aspirin a day may help lower the risk of colon cancer.

Aspirin has long been credited with helping reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and now, evidence (National Cancer Institute) suggests that taking a low-dose aspirin every day for five years or more may cut the risk of colon cancer by up to 35 percent among people who are at high risk.

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