Help them 'Get Up' to good habits

Help them “Get Up” to good habits

There are a number of reasons why children do not have a balanced breakfast in the morning, be it time constraints, lack of appetite, or lack of the most nutritionally suitable food options at home. Encouraging parents to ensure their children have a balanced breakfast not only sets them up for the morning ahead, but also sets them up with good habits for life. With an option to suit everyone’s taste, Kellogg’s makes the breakfast habit easy for all the family.

Recommendations for a balanced breakfast across the globe generally include a cereal food (for example, breakfast cereals), milk or yoghurt, and a serving of fruit or vegetables (typically fresh fruit or unsweetened juice).

And here are a number of reasons why a balanced breakfast should be encouraged:

Children and adolescents who eat a balanced breakfast tend to perform better in the morning than those who don’t.1
 
People who eat cereal for breakfast (including pre-sweetened ones) tend to be slimmer compared to those eating other breakfast choices.2
 
A bowl of Kellogg’s cereal provides at least 25% of the recommended intakes for 6 B-group vitamins (thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid), and at least 15% of the recommended intake for iron.
 
Kellogg’s kids cereals now also provide at least 25% of the recommended intake for vitamin D per bowl.

 

Click here to download a factsheet on The Benefits of Breakfast

Click here to download a factsheet on Fibre - Why Children Should Eat More

Click here to download a factsheet on The Importance of Iron

Click here to download a factsheet on Vital Vitamin D

 

References

  1. Hoyland A, et al (2009). A systematic review of the effect of breakfast on the cognitive performance of children and adolescents. Nutr Res Rev 22: 220-243

  2. De La Hunty, A et al (2007). Are people who regularly eat breakfast cereals slimmer than those who don’t? A systematic review of evidence. Nutrition Bulletin 32: 119-129.