It is vitally important that children eat a healthy, balanced breakfast. This means plenty of foods that contain the nutrients that children need, and fewer foods that are high in sugar and saturated fat. Research has shown that children who skip breakfast can feel tired and unfocused throughout the whole day. Try and include the following in your child’s breakfast.
- Starchy foods – Wholegrain Cereals and porridge are a great way to slowly release energy until lunchtime
- Protein foods – Try to include a little protein at breakfast time, for example baked beans, cheese, fish, yoghurt, eggs, tofu, nuts (peanut butter) or lean meat, this will help your child feel strong and focused until lunch time.
- A dairy item. This could be cheese or yoghurt.
- Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.