This week I caught Mr Brewerton asking a number of students in the morning if they had eaten breakfast. Some answered yes, whilst others said they had not had enough time, and a few stated that they never have breakfast.

This concerns me in general, kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired. So make time for breakfast — for you and your kids!

Coming from all corners of the globe we each have a different idea of what breakfast consists of, and whilst it may be a bowl of cereal for one family, it may be a curry for another. However if you feel rushed for time in the morning, know that a simple cereal bar, a banana or a slice of wholemeal bread with peanut butter as they head to school can still make a big difference. Be careful not to give them things high in sugar, like chocolate as sugar rushes naturally come down sharp and often leave children more tired than before. Something that offers a slow release of energy would be ideal but please do not undervalue the importance of providing your children with something rather than nothing.

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