We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children and adults — and it’s true. After sleeping all night, brain needs a supply of glucose — or blood sugar. That’s the brain’s basic fuel. Without glucose, brain might have difficulty understanding new information, and remembering things as well. Breakfast also provides the body the energy it needs to keep active all day. Many studies have shown that children who regularly eat breakfast have much more benefits than children who don’t.
Getting better performance in all activity
Kids are learning at an amazing rate every day. Eating breakfast improves their attention, concentration and class participation. However, the food’s quality also has serious effects. Scientist states that children who eat a healthy, well-balanced breakfast are more likely to meet daily nutrient requirements, have better problem-solving skills, have better hand-eye coordination, be more interest in studying, be more creative, miss fewer days of school and speak more fluently.
It’s a fact that children who eat breakfast tend to stay slimmer than those who skip the most important meal of the day. Why? One reason is that breakfast foods are generally healthier than the pastries or energy drinks we might have as a snack. Also, children who eat breakfast are often more reasonable with the size of their portions throughout the day.
Creating healthy eating habits
Creating a healthy eating habit is very important. Children are likely to eat breakfast if they see their parent eating breakfast each morning. This will develop a healthy eating habits overall. Parents can encourage their children to eat breakfast by having them help plan the week’s breakfast menu. Always having breakfast food ready by storing them in the house.
Here are some tips to build an eating habit before school time:
- Set the alarm for 15 minutes earlier to allow more time for breakfast.
- Say no to TV, video games and computers in the morning.
- Prepare breakfast foods in the night or choose foods that require little preparation such as canned fruits, milk, yogurt, cheese, or cottage cheese.
Here’s your breakfast music. Enjoy!