Starting in September we will be introducing breakfast club for those children attending with us from 08:00 and 08:30.
People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for good reason! Literally meaning ‘break the fast’ from the night before, which for most children is 12 hours or more since they last ate.
Apart from kick starting and providing fuel for their growing brains and bodies, breakfast foods are a fantastic source of many essential vitamins and minerals:
- Dietary fibre for a health digestive system.
- Vitamin A which helps support health of the skeleton, teeth and skin.
- Vitamin C to help protect cells and keep them healthy in the skin, bones and cartilage.
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) to support normal cell growth and a healthy nervous system.
- Calcium for bone health and regulation muscle growth and contractions.
- Zinc is used by our bodies to help us process carbohydrates, fats and proteins found in our food as well as helping wounds to heal.
- Iron – an important ingredient our bodies use to make new blood cells to carry oxygen round out body.
Breakfast should provide around 25% of the daily nutritional requirements for both adults and children. We will be offering the children a range of different foods for breakfast to cover all the major macro nutrient groups they need to grow; Cereals which contain carbohydrates for fuel through the morning, proteins to help the children grow and dietary fibre for good digestive health as well as Zinc and Iron, Toast with a light spread for carbohydrates, fibre and some essential fats. We will also be offering fruit for a hit of vitamins A and C as well as Milk for Calcium, essential fats and Vitamin B2.
What do our grown-ups like for breakfast?
Nicky likes to eat poached eggs on toast.
Aiden likes bacon and avocado on toast.
Liane likes a cup of tea and some breakfast biscuits.
Jade likes porridge and a cup of tea.
Kathleen prefers her porridge with a cup of coffee.
Sophie likes fruit salad with some yoghurt.
Debbie like porridge or toast on a week day and a full English at the weekend but always needs a cup of tea with breakfast.