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Conquer the Midmorning Slump with Breakfast

Breakfast cereal
Breakfast cereal
By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service

Have you ever been in a morning meeting and your stomach’s gurgling interrupts the speaker? Maybe your stomach wants to add an agenda item: Snack break.

Recently, I was in a meeting with a “stomach interruption.” Fortunately, it wasn’t mine because that’s a bit embarrassing.

I have learned that I need to have some protein in the morning or my stomach will protest the lack of long-lasting energy by midmorning. I usually grab a snack before those 10 a.m. meetings.

With schools back in session, we see a lot of reminders about children and breakfast. We adults also should pay attention to breakfast consumption. Eating a balanced breakfast has many benefits for adults and children.

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