Why Is Breakfast So Brilliant?
The most important meal of the day
The saying is true. Breakfast has been proven to be the most important meal of the day, especially for kids. In 2010, the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that 32% of pupils skip breakfast before school. This is worrying, as breakfast can have hugely positive benefits of our child’s attainment at school.
We understand that the mornings are usually hectic, especially for young families. But, the benefits of making time for a quick breakfast are enormous.
Breakfast helps set us up for the day ahead. For kids, breakfast helps to improve concentration and energy levels. Moreover, breakfast can lead to your children feeling happier and helps them to retain information more effectively.
Overnight, our bodies essentially fast. When you wake up in the morning, it will have been several hours since you last ate. Think of it like a car. Without petrol in the tank, the car will not function properly. The body is similar; food is our fuel. For our little ones, they need to be on top form at school in order to learn effectively. Their brains need to be energised and alert.
We have created 2 downloadable recipe cards for you as well as a list of other breakfast ideas.
Flapjacks are always a winner. They are easy to make, tasty and super healthy! Use our downloadable recipe card to make fruity flapjacks to set your little learners up for the day.
Everybody loves pancakes! As well as being easy and filling, pancake recipes are highly adaptable and can be altered according to specific dietary needs. Plus, toppings are completely interchangeable. Our downloadable recipe card provides an easy recipe.
If the above recipes don't take your fancy then fear not. Possibilities for breakfast are endless. Some further ideas are...
- Scrambled eggs
- Fresh yoghurt with fruit
- Whole grain waffles
- Blueberry muffins
For reluctant eaters, check out our range of play food. We have a growing range of play food, including breakfast sets, which help to encourage an interest and curiosity in food.