Breakfast Benefits Children
Posted October 5, 2012
BREAKFAST is an important meal, which breaks the eight hours of
fasting our body undergoes while we are sleeping. During the period,
the body burns calories in small amounts.
Without a good breakfast, the body will not get its supply of
energy and nutrients.
School-going children must have a good breakfast to enable them
to get enough nutrition to fuel their brains and bodies to be active
Children who have a good breakfast have high energy and
Parents who do not provide breakfast for their children because
of hectic work schedules are doing their children a grave injustice.
Studies have shown that children who go to school without
breakfast fail to grow and develop optimally. This could lead to
poor concentration and performance in their studies.
Parents have to make the time to prepare balanced and wholesome
breakfasts to boost the brain functions of their children. They must
also educate their children on nutrition so that they will make
healthy lifestyle choices when they are older.
As the maxim goes, "one should eat breakfast like a king, lunch
like a prince and have dinner like a pauper".
Samuel Yesuiah, Seremban, Negri Sembilan
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