Back To School Nutritional Tips from Midwest Dairy Council (Giveaway)

Photo: readinglevelupFor many of you, school has only been in session for a couple of weeks.  Getting a routine down can be hectic for families getting into the swing of the school year, so the Midwest Dairy Council has a few tips designed not only to save time, but also help that ensure kids take on the day with a healthy and balanced breakfast:
*   Set out cereal boxes and bowls the night before, add milk in the morning, and enjoy
*   Divide mini pretzels, nuts, and dried fruit into baggies the night before to sprinkle over yogurt
*   Bake a fresh batch of muffins with your kids over the weekend to grab on the way to school
*   Stock up on self-serve options such as individual flavored milks and granola bars
*   Heat nutrient-rich leftovers for a quick, non-traditional breakfast
*   If kids don’t have time to eat at home, take advantage of school breakfast programs
As I’m sure you know, healthy breakfasts have been linked to sustained energy levels throughout the school day, improved attendance, higher math and reading scores, increased creativity and an improved memory.

Here’s a great idea from the Midwest Dairy Council; to boost your baked goods add milk instead of water when preparing boxed muffins, quick bread mixes, pancakes or waffles.  And who says you can’t serve dinner leftovers, like pizza or macaroni and cheese for breakfast?  If your children are more excited to eat with non-traditional ideas, let them eat dinner for breakfast!

For information about the importance of breaking for breakfast and 12 quick breakfast tips, please visit the newly updated

To help you and your family get off to a good start each morning, Midwest Dairy would like to provide one of you with a giveaway that will help make the routine quick, easy and tasty! The giveaway bundle includes:

*   A Cool Touch Griddle (valued at $30.00), plus handy kitchen tools
*   Dairy Makes Sense recipe cards, including a fall favorite, Pumpkin Pancakes.
*   Reusable Dairy Makes Sense insulated grocery bag — perfect for stocking up on milk, cheese and yogurt at the grocery store.

To enter the giveaway just fill out the form below.  You can enter daily.

Open to US residents ages 18+, ends October 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen, unless you complete your address in the form below.  By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my**Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.


Disclosure of Material Connection: “This post was written for the Midwest Dairy Council who provided the griddle package for giveaway.”

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