Breakfast is most certainly the most important meal of the day, but so many families skip their breakfast especially young children. Many think it will help with weight loss – NOT true.
In times where childhood obesity is soaring worldwide, missing breakfast is not helping the problem. Kids who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight as they will be much less likely to snack on junk foods.
Making sure your kids eat a daily breakfast will give their bodies the nutrients they need, fewer weight problems and a greater start to good long term healthy living. What more could a parent ask for?
My mother taught me the importance of eating my breakfast and I am so glad she did so – I do exactly the same with my 12year old daughter.
What happens when you skip breakfast?
- You gain weight
- you snack on junk food
- you have low energy & lack concentration
- you can suffer mood swings
- you cause your Metabolic rate to drop
I have put together 5 days worth of nutritious breakfasts that my 12-year old, Georgia, eats before school – they are quick, easy and exactly what kids need to set them up for the day.
Porridge with natural yogurt, 1 chopped kiwi and a hand full of blackberries
Weetabix with milk and 1 chopped banana
2 slices of toasted brown bread with butter, 2 poached eggs and ketchup
Weetabix with yogurt and raspberries on top
2 slices of toast on brown bread, with butter and 1 sliced banana on top