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Breakfast refuels the body with vitamins, minerals and energy needed for a busy morning's activities. When we do not eat breakfast we are more likely to feel restless, unable to concentrate, lack energy, suffer headaches and nausea.

It is important to encourage children to eat breakfast. A good night's sleep followed by breakfast in the morning helps children stay active and concentrate at school. It also means your child is less likely to get too hungry during the morning.

Don't forget how important your example is. Let your child see you making time to enjoy breakfast every day.

Here are some healthy breakfast ideas:

  • Heart tick cereal and low fat milk
  • Porridge
  • Wholemeal or multigrain bread or toast
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Fresh or stewed fruit and yoghurt
  • Toast toppings, such as baked beans, eggs, cheese or spreads
  • Omelette with tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach.
  • Fruit smoothie with low fat milk or yoghurt
  • Muffins or crumpets
  • Wrap a banana in wholemeal bread or fruit bread

Jenny Hill
College Nurse