February’s Nutritious Breakfast Challenge

Students and families have enjoyed each of the first five monthly fitness challenges I’ve presented to them this year.  However, for February, I’m offering a nutrition challenge instead of a fitness challenge.  This idea came to me as I overheard a group of 5th grade students discussing their morning routines before school.  Several of the students mentioned that they either didn’t have time for breakfast or just didn’t like to eat breakfast.  I then took a quick survey of the class and soon discovered that some students eat breakfast everyday, others sometimes eat breakfast, and more than a few never eat breakfast.

February’s Nutritious Breakfast Challenge Goals

  • to educate students and parents about the significance of eating a complete, nutritious breakfast
  • to define what a complete breakfast includes (carbohydrates, protein, vitamins/minerals)
  • to give students a variety of options for a complete breakfast

The Challenge: Students will choose one food from each of the three columns (carbohydrates, protein, fruit) listed below for breakfast.  One their calendar, they will mark each of the items they ate.  They only mark the calendar on days they eat a complete, nutritious breakfast.  At the end of the month, students turn in their calendars to receive an award certificate and toe token.

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This Turkey Bacon Egg Muffin Cup recipe hits each column.  Thanks Six Sister’s Stuff.

Click februarys-nutritious-breakfast-challenge for an editable copy of the challenge!

Stay health, stay active, and stay fit over the holiday!


“Breakfast Basics.” KidsHealth. The Nemours Foundation, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2017.

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