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A Healthy Brekky is easy as Peel, Pour, Pop

We all know a healthy brekky is important for kids and parents.

Breakfast2It provides a great start to the day and helps kids’ learning and concentration. It also provides plenty of vitamins and minerals your kids need for a healthy body and great start to the day.

A healthy brekky can be more than cereal. Try grainy or fruit breads – plain or toasted, fruit (fresh, tinned in natural juice or frozen), proteins such as baked beans, eggs, reduced-fat milks, yoghurts and cheese.

For the best start to the day, aim for your healthy brekky to include wholegrain bread or cereal, protein and fruit.

Peel a banana, orange or mandarin

Pour milk into a glass

Pop fruit bread into the toaster

To help your kids to get ready for a healthy brekky Sometimes it can take a little while before kids and their appetites wake up in the morning. To give your kids the best chance of enjoying a healthy brekky, encourage kids to:

• Limit snacks after dinner

• Go to bed earlier

• Wake up in plenty of time for kindy, school or other activities

• Turn off the TV in the mornings

• Eat breakfast with you.

Parents play an important role in encouraging kids to enjoy a healthy brekky. If your children see you enjoying a healthy breakfast, they are more likely to enjoy it too.

With all the breakfast cereals around and all the clever marketing it can be confusing at the supermarket. Some cereals can contain a lot of added sugar! By stocking up on healthy options, there will be lots of good choices at home that are also good value for money.

For tips on how to choose the healthiest cereal for your family, check out OPAL's label reading guide:

 Breakfast Cereal Label Reading Guide (863 kb)

For more information and quick, tasty breakfast ideas and recipes:

Healthy Brekky Ideas (2148 kb)

General Healthy Brekky information, ideas and tips.

Healthy Brekky is Easy as Peel Pour Pop(2472 kb)

Important questions about breakfast answered:

Healthy Breakfast FAQ(1643 kb) 

A shopping list to remember at the shops

 Breakfast Shopping List(1445 kb)

 

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