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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

What's the Big Deal About Breakfast?

What's the Big Deal about Breakfast?

Did you know...

  • breakfast can help children learn better?
  • skipping breakfast changes the way our brains work?
  • school breakfast programs can actually increase daily school attendance?
  • children who skip breakfast are at greater risk for being overweight?

Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

Nutrition Edition. Contra Costa Child Care Council

  • Raisin toast with peanut butter, banana, milk
  • Cheese melted on whole wheat toast, pears, milk
  • Banana bread, cheese, orange juice, milk
  • Tuna fish sandwich, tomato juice, milk
  • English muffin, fresh fruit topped with yogurt
  • Bran muffin orange slices, milk
  • Grilled cheese sandwich, kiwi, milk
  • Homemade cheese/ham pizza, pineapple, milk
  • Scrambled eggs, toast, fruit salad, milk
  • Toaster waffle topped with applesauce, milk
  • Egg salad pita, tangerine slices, milk
  • Fruit smoothie (fruit with yogurt)

A Quick and Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 1.0

2 cups orange juice
2 cups strawberries
½ cup bran cereal
1 cup low fat strawberry yogurt
½ cup chopped carrots
2 cups ice

Place all items into blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts label of Fruit and Bran Smoothie
Diabetic Exchange**

Fruit: 1
Vegetables: 0
Meat: 0
Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Carbs: 1
Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included