International Schools Group (ISG)

School Nurse

Notes from the Nurse's Office

Breakfast - a great way to start the day!

Why is breakfast important?

What you eat is turned into energy by your body. If you don’t eat when you first get up, then your store of energy is low and you can’t think or work as well and your stomach keeps letting you know that it is waiting for food. By the time morning break comes along you are ‘starving’.

Some breakfast ideas

Who makes breakfast in your house?  Mum, dad, older brothers or sisters, or do you all do your own thing?  Whatever happens, it is a good idea to have a drink or something to eat.

  • Wholemeal toast, cereals and eggs all provide power (energy) your body needs to get you through the morning.
  • Milk and other dairy products are especially good for growing bodies and healthy bones.
  • Having a toaster can mean that you get something warm without having to stand over the cooktop.
  • Using a blender to blend fruit and milk into a smoothie can give you a quick, easy meal with lots of goodness.

Try these ideas

  • Cereal and milk with a piece of fruit.
  • Toast with cheese or tomato and fruit or fruit/vegetable juice.
  • Toasted sandwich and fruit or glass of milk.
  • Toast and a smoothie (just cut up a banana and blend it with a glass of milk in the blender).
  • Baked beans on toast.
  • Cut up fresh fruit and eat it with some yogurt and a piece of toast.
  • Peanut butter sandwich and a banana.
  • Even last night’s leftover pizza!

It makes sense to check your car’s fuel before setting off for a trip.  It makes sense to check every morning that your body has the fuel to keep it working well all through the day.  Remember that sugary foods do give you an energy boost but it doesn’t last very long.  You need to eat foods like cereal, bread, eggs, milk and dairy foods that will release energy for a longer time and keep you going until lunch.

 

Regards,

School Nurses’ Office
ISG Dhahran
330-0555 ext.2201/2202