Importance of Eating a Healthy Breakfast
Our nutritionists are always talking to the children about the importance of breakfast, especially during term time when they need energy to power their brains! But, it’s not just important to eat any old thing to kick-start the day, it’s essential that breakfasts are nutritious and do not contain too much fat or salt. Keep an eye out for sugar too; sugar is often hidden inside cereals so always remember to check the labels! There are many breakfast options, but some are a lot more nutritious than others – achieving a balance is very important.
In order to get all the nutrients you and your family need for breakfast, variety is key! Here are some yummy breakfast ideas:
• Poached eggs on wholegrain toast
• Fruit and yoghurt
• Banana on wholegrain toast
• Weetabix (or another wholegrain cereal) with milk and chopped fruit
• Scrambled or boiled egg with soldiers
• Porridge with fruit toppers or honey
• Avocado on toast
If you’re short for time in the mornings and don’t have time to grab a bite to eat as a family, then why not check with your school to see if they have a breakfast club? This way you can rest assured that your child is starting off the day the right way!