The Fountain Hills Unified School District in Fountain Hills, Arizona has earned a reputation for excellent academic programs, noteworthy student achievement, and high levels of parent and community involvement. Over the past several years the district has earned respect throughout the state as a small, friendly, high achieving district with well-trained and motivated staff.
FHUSD students consistently take home academic awards in science, math, and other curriculum when competing with students from other districts around the state. It is this high degree of student achievement that attracts top students and teachers from around the state and country to the Fountain Hills Unified School District.
Commitment, enthusiasm, motivation, and a friendly atmosphere are the keys to Fountain Hills Unified School District's successful approach to student education.
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We're very proud of our district, its students, teachers, and community. And, we hope you'll enjoy your visit to Fountain Hills Unified School's website!
Back to School Breakfast Ideas
"What's for breakfast?" is a question that can be heard throughout most homes in America. To some parents it can be a dreaded question; especially in the rush to get everyone out the door to school on time. We have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so what do we feed our kids for this ever important meal?
Studies published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and Nutrition Research Reviews have proven that children who eat a good breakfast perform better academically then those who don't.
Imagine your body is a machine; during the night your body depletes all the fuel your machine needs to keep running. Breakfast is the fuel to get your machine up and running again.
Are all breakfasts created alike? No. The best combination for brain alertness and better learning is: a carbohydrate (whole grain variety) and a protein. A breakfast that is high in carbohydrates and low in protein (think sugary breakfast cereals) seems to decrease brain stimulation.
Examples of a good breakfast are:
You’ll find other examples at Kids Health.
If you find yourself running out the door late, here are some great breakfast ideas to go:
For additional ideas, check out the online sites:
Finally, according to Kids Health, kids who eat breakfast do better in school, are more likely to participate in physical activities, and tend to eat healthier overall. So, when your children ask "What's for breakfast?" you can answer confidently with a variety of options to help them perform better in school.