Breakfast provides energy for the child
Sometimes children are slow when waking up and preparing for school, and because of the rush and lack of time to start the day, parents and their children feel a desire to avoid eating breakfast.
Many American reports indicate that one child out of every 6 children in the fifth grade actually avoids eating breakfast, and the validity and accuracy of this result increases as the child’s age increases.
An energetic start indicates that hunger, even if it is for a short period, reduces the ability to concentrate and pay attention. Children who eat breakfast are more alert, do better in school tests, and are more creative and energetic compared to children who do not eat breakfast. Research has found that the percentage of children who are late or absent from school is higher among children who refuse to eat their morning meal.
Skipping breakfast means reducing the amount of food that children must consume during the day to grow, learn, play, and remain in good health. Children need to consume foods that provide them with sources of energy and protein, in addition to good sources of zinc, iron, and calcium. To build strong bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis late in life.
Nutrition experts advise focusing on a varied breakfast rich in basic items such as cereals or toast, milk with fruits, or a piece of pizza. Experts advise parents to encourage children to eat breakfast and not force it on them. To facilitate this, parents should allow their children to choose what they want to eat that day, but with a little guidance to ensure that the children get their share of vitamins and minerals.
Children who eat breakfast also get sufficient amounts of minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, and vitamins such as riboflavin, vitamins A, C, B12, and folic acid, all of which are necessary for the growth process. It has been found that children who cancel the morning meal do not make up for it in other meals