It is school health week (4-8 March) so I thought some nutritional tips for mothers with school going children may be useful.
Before your child is out the door and off to school, forgetting their packed lunch may not be the only thing they’re missing. Many studies suggest that breakfast is skipped more than any other meal of the day by school going children. So if you really do the math, it could mean that some kids may go as long as 15 hours or more without food. This could definitely affect their ability to learn.
Making sure your child fuels up in the morning will help improve focus and concentration in the classroom, allowing them to excel in areas such as math and reading. They will also be less likely to have behavioural problems or issues with being late or missing school days. Even if your child is well nourished, skipping breakfast may still pose a problem in the classroom and affect problem-solving and learning abilities.
Here are few simple suggestions to try if getting your child to eat breakfast is a challenge: