Starting the day with a well-balanced breakfast can give you the energy you need to focus and get work done.

Due to the morning rush, many of us have little time, if any, for a well thought out breakfast and rely on convenience foods. However, fueling your body with sugary breakfast foods may be doing more harm than good. No matter how busy your morning, the great news is that anyone can build better breakfast options into their day.

Virginia Aparicio is health and human sciences educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. She can be reached at 574-533-0554 or

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