Why is Breakfast so important?

We always hear “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, and here at Kids Eat Smart NL we see why every school day.  When students are fueled with a healthy breakfast we can see the impact first hand how it affects a child.  Breakfast at our Kids Eat Smart Clubs are so important for many reasons….. proper nutrition is a critical component to healthy development, breakfast helps to ensure kids are able to concentrate in class and our Clubs provide a safe and nurturing environment to allow kids to socialize with their friends and teachers before the school day begins.

For more information on healthy eating and general nutrition questions you can access the newly launched Dial-A-Dietitian service  available to all residents throughout the province, people can dial 811 for free, confidential, and easy access to the trusted advice of a registered dietitian. Dietitians are available to speak with callers from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Dietitians are also able to respond to email inquiries. Your questions can be sent directly to a dietitian using the Dial-A-Dietitian link on the www.yourhealthline.ca website.

To ensure you are serving a balanced breakfast at home and at your Kids Eat Smart Club include at least three of the four food groups from Canada’s Food Guide.

Here is a Breakfast menu we use at our KES Clubs.  Remember Good Eating = Good Thinking!

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

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