A moment that is both exciting and sad at the same time: the first time your child goes to nursery. You want to give your child the best to help him or her on the way to becoming an independent young person. This is also the case when it comes to eating and drinking. Both are fundamental for healthy development. What works is when things taste good and at the same time contribute to keeping your child fit and healthy.
Breakfast: refuelling for the day ahead
Having breakfast enables us to stock up on the energy and liquid that we have lost during the night. A healthy, balanced breakfast is made up of four components.
Refuelling: mid-morning snack
Playing makes you hungry, because all movement uses up energy. To stay fit, we need to provide our bodies with a regular supply of energy. In order not to miss out on vitamins, minerals and trace elements, make sure that your mid-morning snack is as healthy as possible. E.g., it could consist of yoghurt, fruit and raw vegetables, wholemeal bread, etc. Regardless of whether your child is used to eating a full or a light breakfast at home, a mid-morning snack should be a matter of course, especially for nursery-age children. Speak to the carers to ask what sort of mid-morning snack is provided by the nursery.
This makes a healthy breakfast fun for children
Children want to have fun and play, even when eating. Then healthy foods slip down much better. We have put together some tips for you to show how eating can be an experience for children.