We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids. In reality though, it is the one meal many of us skip. I know personally, on my crazy mornings breakfast is the first to go, often without me even realising it. Fortunately this year both Jack and Emma still get breakfast at school, Cameron is pretty good about making sure he eats before school but Kiara is not a fan of breakfast. It is something though that we can drastically improve!
Last week I attended an event Rama to launch their Good Breakfast schools programme. I really love when brands get behind projects that can really make a difference in the lives of children. The aim of this programme is to improve the breakfast habits if learners in schools around South Africa as well as teaching parents what a good breakfast is. During the event one of the speakers said Rama aims to ensure that every child in South Africa has a good breakfast every morning.
All across South Africa, a Good Breakfast means different things to different people. However, for children to grow and develop they need to eat a Good Breakfast every morning.
A good breakfast is not just food. A slice of bread or a cup of coffee is not a good breakfast. Rama have put together a few combinations that make for a good breakfast, you can find them here. I am big fan of eggs for breakfast it is our go to on weekends, oats also feature on our breakfast menu. But our efforts, I will admit are inconsistent which I really do need to work on. As a part of my journey to change our over all eating habits I am going to be joining the Rama 21 day behviour change programme to improve our breakfast habits. Next year Jack doesn’t get breakfast at school so I need to start working on a plan to make sure that he has a healthy breakfast every morning.
A good breakfast has a ripple effect on a child’s performance during the day. If you start the day hungry, it is almost impossible to focus on learning. It also has an impact on your energy levels and over all well being.
Studies also show that 86 % of children reported that eating breakfast before school helped them to concentrate better and 89% said that it gave them energy for the rest of the day.
You can check if you are giving your children a good breakfast by taking the Rama Breakfast check. It is a quick little quiz that you can take here or by dialing *120*645*5#
I would love to hear what your family has for breakfast? Do you have a child who doesn’t like eating early like Kiara? How do you do deal with it?
Are you going to join me on the breakfast challenge?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.