Many children who skip breakfast are significantly heavier than those who eat breakfast.
Skipping breakfast may diminish mental performance. Eating breakfast may aid learning, as you are better able to pay attention and are more interested in learning.
Eating high-fibre breakfast cereals reduces fatigue.
Children who eat an inadequate breakfast are more likely to make poor food choices for the rest of the day and in the long term.
People who eat breakfast have more nutritious diets than people who skip breakfast. They also have better eating habits as they are less likely to be hungry for snacks during the day.
not enough time
too tired to bother
wanting to spend the extra time dozing in bed
no readily available breakfast foods in the house.
Creating a breakfast routine
Set your alarm for 10 minutes earlier to fit in breakfast at home.
Take public transport? Take a portable breakfast option to eat on the way to work.
Make some ’ easy to grab’ breakfasts on the weekend, such as savoury muffins or zucchini slice.
If it’s allowed, keep some breakfast options at work to enjoy once you arrive.
Healthy breakfast options
Wholegrain toast with a thin scrape of peanut butter, or avocado and spinach or reduced fat ricotta.
Porridge with fresh fruit.
Fresh fruit and yoghurt.
Wholegrain cereals with reduced fat milk.
Wholemeal fruit toast with thin scrap of cream cheese.
Fruit or vegetable smoothies.
Boiled eggs with wholegrain toast.
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