After not eating all night while sleeping, a child’s brain needs a fresh supply of glucose, or blood sugar. For growing minds, choose foods that are rich in whole grains, fibre and protein. Eating breakfast cereals and food with low or no added sugar can improve kids’ attention span, concentration and memory, making it easier for them to focus and follow along with classroom activities.
Eating breakfast is important in keeping children's minds healthy and active for the school day. A child is better able to absorb more information after they have started the day with a healthy breakfast.
Eating breakfast can also help balance a child's metabolism and maintain healthy weight. Children who do not eat breakfast are often more likely to want sugary snacks throughout the day which can create unnecessary weight gain.
Food can drastically affect a child's mood and behaviour. Children who do not eat breakfast are more likely to be sleepy, unreceptive, and uncooperative than those who have eaten a healthy sack or meal before coming to class.
A healthy breakfast is important for every child. A well-fed mind is an active and engaged mind!