Breakfast Brain Power
It is important for kids to have breakfast everyday, but what they eat in the morning is crucial too. Choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber and protein while low in added sugar my boost kids’ attention span, concentration and memory—which they need in school.
If kids aren’t hungry first thing in the morning, be sure to pack a breakfast that they can eat a little later on the bus. Fresh fruit or cereal are nutritious, easy to make and easy for kids to take along.You may also want to check out the breakfasts offered at school or daycare. Some offer breakfasts and provide them for free or at reduced prices for those with limited incomes. If you kids eat breakfast outside the home, talk with them about how to make healthy choices.
Research also has shown that kids who eat breakfast get, fiber,calcium, and other important nutrients. They also tend to keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels, fewer absences from school and make fewer trips to the school nurse with complaints related to hunger such as headaches and stomachaches.