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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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17. Start right

A well-balanced breakfast can have a noticeable impact on your child’s health, mood, ability to concentrate – and eating habits for the rest of the day.

So, no matter how rushed you are, it’s vital you make sure there’s time for a nutritious family breakfast.

The first meal of the day is considered to be the most important for a number of reasons. Eating the right foods at breakfast time will stabilise blood sugar levels, making it less likely that your child will crave a boost from sugary, high fat or processed foods later in the day. Some studies have also found strong links between eating breakfast and improved learning, a better ability to concentrate, less irritability, more energy, less likelihood of overeating during the ...

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