eat (one's) Wheaties

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eat (one's) Wheaties

To mentally and/or physically prepare or bolster oneself for a task or activity that requires a large amount of energy or effort. Refers to the cereal Wheaties, which advertises itself as the "Breakfast of Champions" and features prominent athletes on the front of its box. You're running an ultramarathon at the end of the summer? You'd better eat your Wheaties!
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Your children have heard that they should eat their Wheaties to fuel their busy bodies, but do they know how much energy their bus used to deliver them to the school's steps, or even where that energy originated?