Schools Nutrition Breakfast ideas for the school holidays BY MAGIC BREAKFAST'S NUTRITION TEAM The school holidays can be a great time for children to explore new breakfast ideas as well as get involved in the preparation process. It is also a good time for children to experiment with different foods that they would not normally come across at school. Having a nutritious breakfast at home with your child during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot. Good meal planning and being prepared is what is important. One useful tip is to make a breakfast menu plan before your grocery shop. This also helps to ensure children eat a variety of breakfast foods across the week. It is very important to have a good breakfast, as it is the most important meal of the day. Did you know that research suggests that people who eat breakfast are more likely to be at a healthy weight? This is because they tend to eat less during the rest of the day, especially high-calorie snacks? Remember that not all children are hungry first thing in the morning; so starting them off with a light bite such as a piece of fruit or some yoghurt is a good idea. Try to get in the habit of eating with your child and having the same breakfast as them. This will really encourage them to eat a good breakfast and will also instil in them the importance of this crucial meal. The holiday season is a great way for all the family to have breakfast together and create a positive mealtime experience for everyone. Above all, a nutritious breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. The main focus should be for the meal to be energy boosting and protein rich. Below are some ideas to help you and your child make the most of breakfast during the school holidays. Happy Breakfasting!