Dairy Council Northern Ireland

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Key stage 1

Fuel for School

School mornings can be hectic but it’s definitely worth making sure your child has time for breakfast. By breakfast time, most children won’t have eaten for more than 10 hours so their bodies, and especially their brains, need refuelling.

Breakfast can give children’s daily nutrient needs a boost too; providing them with some of the important vitamins and minerals they need for good health.

Not–so–smart starts!

. . . one in ten primary school children skip breakfast. 

Tips for a healthy breakfast:

  • Wholegrain varieties of cereals and bread are the best for filling–power for longer lasting energy.
  • Including some fruit at breakfast time gets children off to a good start toward their 5–a–day fruit and veg target.
  • Milk on cereal, in a smoothie or just as it comes will add extra protein, vitamins and minerals. Yogurt is a great choice too.
  • An occasional Ulster fry can be part of a healthy balanced diet – just not too often!

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