We all know a healthy brekky is important for kids and parents.
It provides a great start to the day and helps kids’ learning and concentration. It also provides plenty of vitamins and minerals your kids need for a healthy body and great start to the day.
A healthy brekky can be more than cereal. Try grainy or fruit breads – plain or toasted, fruit (fresh, tinned in natural juice or frozen), proteins such as baked beans, eggs, reduced-fat milks, yoghurts and cheese.
For the best start to the day, aim for your healthy brekky to include wholegrain bread or cereal, protein and fruit.
Peel a banana, orange or mandarin
Pour milk into a glass
Pop fruit bread into the toaster
To help your kids to get ready for a healthy brekky Sometimes it can take a little while before kids and their appetites wake up in the morning. To give your kids the best chance of enjoying a healthy brekky, encourage kids to:
• Limit snacks after dinner
• Go to bed earlier
• Wake up in plenty of time for kindy, school or other activities
• Turn off the TV in the mornings
• Eat breakfast with you.
Parents play an important role in encouraging kids to enjoy a healthy brekky. If your children see you enjoying a healthy breakfast, they are more likely to enjoy it too.
With all the breakfast cereals around and all the clever marketing it can be confusing at the supermarket. Some cereals can contain a lot of added sugar! By stocking up on healthy options, there will be lots of good choices at home that are also good value for money.
For tips on how to choose the healthiest cereal for your family, check out OPAL's label reading guide:
For more information and quick, tasty breakfast ideas and recipes:
General Healthy Brekky information, ideas and tips.
Important questions about breakfast answered:
A shopping list to remember at the shops