Navigation Links
Sodexo Shares Top Breakfast Benefits for Students
Date:3/3/2009

First meal of the day has surprising impact on young people

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- To help raise awareness for the importance of breakfast for students, Sodexo, a leading provider of food and nutrition services to more than 470 school districts across the country, has created a list of the "Top Ways Breakfast Helps Students" in time for National School Breakfast Week, March 2-6.

"Studies repeatedly show that a healthy and nutritious breakfast is a key driving force for improved scholastic achievement from students in grades K-12," said Roxanne Moore, registered dietitian and national director of wellness brand for Sodexo. Moore said a Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital study discovered that students who usually ate school breakfast had improved math grades, reduced hyperactivity, decreased absence and tardy rates, and improved psycho-social behaviors compared with children who rarely ate school breakfast.

Sodexo's Top Ways Breakfast Helps Students:

(1) Helps Kids Watch Their Weight

Research shows that eating breakfast every day is an effective means for controlling weight. By encouraging kids to make breakfast a habit now can help them lead healthier lives as adults.

(2) Promotes an Active and Alert Lifestyle

Breakfast presents an ideal opportunity for a child to consume essential nutrients for health, one of which is iron. Iron is an essential component of proteins involved in transporting oxygen throughout the body, thus helping students concentrate in the classroom.

(3) Fosters Friendships

Without a doubt, a student's ability to socialize with peers in a school setting plays a significant role in scholastic achievement. Kids who are well-fueled in the morning have more energy to socialize and engage in morning activities.

(4) Teaches Life Lessons

When kids get an opportunity to assemble and prepare their own breakfast, they are learning critical life skills. By teaching kids things like the proper technique for cracking eggs, the importance of properly washing their hands before preparing or eating meals and how to measure ingredients to make dishes, kids are also learning about a broad range of subjects including nutrition, math and science.

For more student well-being tips from Roxanne Moore, visit her online radio program, "Nutrition Matters with Roxanne Moore," at http://www.modavox.com/VoiceAmericaHealth.

Sodexo, Inc.

Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexofoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sodexo, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sodexo Partnership With The Beryl Companies Breaks Down Barriers to Better Customer Service in Healthcare
2. Sodexo Releases Innovative Prepaid Incentive Card Powered by eCommLink
3. Sodexo Challenges Diners on College Campuses to Go Trayless and Go Green
4. Endo Pharmaceuticals Announces Extension of its Tender Offer for Shares of Indevus Pharmaceuticals
5. Schering-Plough Declares Quarterly Dividends on Common Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock
6. Abbott Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Shares of Advanced Medical Optics
7. Syndication Inc. Board of Directors Authorizes the CEO to Rescind 300 Million Shares of the Companys Common Stock to Treasury
8. Please Dont Forget Me: Stories of the Survivors: New Spiritual Memoir Shares One Couples Reliance on God While Facing Adversity
9. New Study Shares Benchmarks for Medical Science Liaisons: Gaining Access and Forging Relationships with Key Opinion Leaders
10. An Oral Disease-Modifying Drug for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Would Earn High Patient Shares in Both Europe and the United States
11. Abbott to Commence Tender Offer on Jan. 27 for All Outstanding Shares of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural ... views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader ... been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ... the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and ... apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans ... frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present ... the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Malvern, PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best ... New York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty ... pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially ... the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... at a few other company-owned facilities across the country. ... some of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... MIAMI , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their ... recent notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South ... ninth time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty ... CEO, Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by ... Set to receive his award ...
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: