Breakfast For The Child: A Perfect Start To The Day

A new and exciting time starts with the schooling for many children… A new and exciting time starts with the schooling for many children. This applies in particular for school, but also for all the children who change 2012/2013 for the school year, for example, from elementary school to a secondary school type school. A daily breakfast, which can pave the way for the diet in this age group to the rest of the day plays an important role on the issue of healthy eating in childhood and adolescence. In the HBSC study (2011), the frequency of breakfast for children and adolescents was determined. The researchers found that about 20 percent of children and adolescents on school days never have breakfast.

With increasing age, from 11 to 15 years, the proportion of children and young people who never eat breakfast, increased significantly. At the latest at the beginning of the secondary schools (grade 5) children and their eating habits are even more removed from the influence of their parents. Circumstances such as long distances to school, previous classes begin, shorter school breaks, and the availability of candy in the school or in the vicinity of the school often complicate a daily and to still-healthy breakfast. The older the child is, the longer it has school and the later it is lunch time. Also it should be considered at the breakfast.

With a good organisation, it may be possible to provide a healthy and balanced breakfast and to give a complementary snack. Why is breakfast important? Children and young people who regularly eat breakfast, have a healthier lifestyle overall, they feed on the whole balanced than not early Santos”(Timlin et al., 2008;) Vereecken et al., 2009). In addition, these children and young people have an improved attention and a higher memory performance in school (Walsh et al., 2003). A common Skip the breakfast is also associated with the development of obesity (Timlin et al., 2008;) Haug et al., 2009).