A healthy breakfast gives you a good start to the day. Here are some of the things we have been working on as a school in order to promote the importance of eating a healthy breakfast.
Breakfast Brain Power
It is important for children to have breakfast every day, but what they eat in the morning is crucial too. Choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fibre and protein while low in added sugar may boost children’s attention span, concentration, and memory.
Children who eat breakfast are more likely to get fibre, calcium, and other important nutrients. They also tend to keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels and fewer absences from school.
Why Bother With Breakfast?
Breakfast is a great way to give the body the refuelling it needs. Children who eat breakfast tend to develop healthy eating habits and are more likely to participate in physical activities — two great ways to help maintain a healthy weight.
Skipping breakfast can make children feel tired, restless, or irritable. In the morning, their bodies need to refuel for the day ahead after going without food for 8 to 12 hours during sleep. Their mood and energy can drop by midmorning if they don't eat breakfast.