Morning Eating Tips for Kids

Morning Tips:
Did you know that what we eat for breakfast can impact our day? This is because breakfast starts our metabolism to make sure that we have energy for:

  • movement
    decision making
    learning / studying.

This is especially important for our children. While they are young and playful, it is important that each day they are in school they continue building on their foundation of knowledge. If your child is unfocused, struggling to better understand their class material, or hungry it may be linked to what they are having for breakfast. Try combining some of these foods for a healthier focused mind, all have been shown to have a profound effect on how the brain functions.: Milk, Bananas, Eggs, Wheat Toast, Berries, Walnuts, Sliced Chicken /Turkey.

If your child is getting hungry early on in the school day, introduce products into their breakfast with a small amount of fat from the dairy or meats listed. Additionally, fruits take longer to digest and therefore, provides another benefit to having one out the door.

Listed are recommended foods that you can choose and combine for the first daily meal:

Vitamin B’s: Bresoala, Prosciutto, Ham. Also try Wheat toast (with choice of butter, cream cheese, honey.)
Calcium: Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Soy, Almonds, Walnuts, Papaya, Oranges, Cactus Pear
Various Vitamins: Banana, Orange, Apples, Berries, Pears, Melon