The Benefits of Breakfast

It’s called break-fast for a reason………breakfast helps break the overnight fast you experience while sleeping, which ensures you body is refueled for the upcoming day!

Breakfast will:

  1. Boost your metabolic rate for the whole day,
  2. Leave you pumped with energy,
  3. Put you in a good mood,
  4. Leave children feeling alert and improve their concentration at school,
  5. Ensure you make more healthy food choices during the day, and that you don’t over-indulge at morning tea or lunch!

All and all you can’t go wrong!

So What Will It Be?

Cereals are an excellent choice for starting the day – depending on your selection, cereals are high in carbohydrates, low in fat and are a good source of fibre.  Including fruit and milk is not only tasty, but also provides you with important vitamins and calcium.

Did you know that males (aged 15-24years) are the most frequent consumers of bread?  Bread or toast is an easy and nutritious choice at breakfast.  Choose from savoury toppings – try avocado and tomato, or sweet – whether it is jam, honey or banana!

Cooked breakfasts, such as bacon and eggs should be saved for special occasions as they are not always the healthiest option.  Eggs are a great source of protein, and research has shown that protein keeps you feeling satisfied for longer, making eggs on toast a nutritious and satisfying breakfast option!

Fruit (fresh or dried), breakfast drinks, smoothies, and muesli bars are good options if you struggle to find time to eat before heading out the door.

Random Quotes

“The classroom session gave the students a good lead into our nutrition focus for the term. The supermarket task provided an authentic situation in which they could practise identifying the nutritional value of many of the foods eaten on a daily basis – they really enjoyed the practical aspect of this and the results of their investigation generated a good deal of discussion back at school.”

Nicola Couch, Long Bay Primary.