Eating breakfast is one of the most important parts of your child’s day. The benefits of eating breakfast for students include better energy for school and a boost in brain power. These are just a few of the reasons to eat breakfast in the morning. Find out more about the positives of eating breakfast in this article from WTNH.
Eating Breakfast | Experts Say It’ll Help Your Kids
Experts say what you eat at the very start of the day can help boost brainpower. And for kids heading to school, that’s essential.
Prepare your child for a long day at school. Give him/her a good start to their day. Breakfast is essential because it helps set your child’s mood. It determines whether s/he will be focused or restless, alert or sluggish. However, it’s simply not enough to give your child breakfast in the morning. The secret lies in knowing which food items to prep for your child’s first meal of the day.
Not All Breakfast Items Are Good
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Mass media and supermarkets have all sorts of cereals and easy-to-eat breakfast bars. Don’t be fooled. Most of the time, these food items are filled with sugar and additives. Your child doesn’t need those. In fact, too much sugar actually counteracts a child’s energy levels in the long run. Your child experiences a sugar crash a few minutes after the initial high, leading him/her to feel more sluggish and inattentive during class.
A hearty and protein-filled breakfast is the best way to go. Eggs, for example, are a great source of protein. The best part is, they can be prepared in many ways. Sunny side up, scrambled, made into an omelette, soft boiled, hard boiled — you get the picture. Eggs don’t have to be boring.
Another option is a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s a classic favorite among kids already, so even picky eaters will love it. You can also swap out white bread for whole wheat bread, depending on your child’s taste preferences.
If you and your child are running late, here’s a breakfast shake you can make for him/her to drink along the way. Simply blend together chocolate milk or soy milk, chopped bananas, and some iced cubes. You can even add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter for a serving of protein. The addition of protein will keep your child full until it’s time for lunch.
Break The Fast
The word breakfast quite literally means the breaking of the (night) fast. Eating breakfast is significant because it’s your child’s way of gaining the right nutrients s/he will need for his/her classes. Breakfast is also one way to spend time with the family before everyone goes their separate ways for the day.
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