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Parents Rank Eggs Ahead Of Cereal As The Best Back-to-School Breakfast Choice





PARK RIDGE, Ill., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's essential to provide children with a nutritious breakfast that will stick with them when they ease into the back-to-school routine. Studies show that eating breakfast before school has continuously shown positive effects in children, including higher test scores and attendance.[i] But what's the best option? According to a recent survey conducted by the American Egg Board (AEB), the vast majority of parents (82 percent) agree that eggs are a more nutritious breakfast than cereal – and with good reason.[ii]

The Results Are InA recent study conducted at the University of Missouri found that teenagers who consumed breakfast meals that included protein-rich eggs and beef (35 g of protein) reported greater feelings of fullness compared to those who ate a cereal-based breakfast (13 g of protein). The egg breakfast also led to significant improvements in daily hunger and satiety hormone levels, reduced food cravings prior to dinner and resulted in eating less high-fat evening snacks.[iii]

Additionally, a study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that egg-eaters consumed an average of 330 fewer calories throughout the day than bagel eaters.[iv]

"When parents ask me what's an ideal breakfast for their kids, I recommend pairing protein-rich eggs with whole grains, fruits and vegetables," says Serena Ball, MS, RD, and mother of four young kids. "Protein is an important component of a healthy diet and eggs are higher in protein than most cereals or many other breakfast foods, so you can feel good about feeding eggs to your kids in a variety of delicious ways."

Eggs have six grams of protein and provide a good source of vitamin D, along with calcium, for helping to grow strong bones. They are the go-to and on-the-go breakfast for kids heading back-to-school, and parents know it. On big days such as the first day of school, tests or athletic events, 71 percent of parents feed their kids an egg breakfast.

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