1. Sugary Breakfast Cereals
A bowl of cereal whilst getting ready on a busy morning before school and work might feel like the only option sometimes. But so many breakfast cereals, especially those aimed at children with their bright colours, cartoon characters and artificial flavours, are teeming with sugar.
Too much sugar as a child can lead to childhood obesity, weight management problems as an adult and tooth decay. (Source: United Kingdom National Health Service). Starting the day with a sugar hit is also bad news for learning, since the initial high will soon be replaced with a low as blood sugar levels dip. This can then lead to cravings and more sugary treats are the only thing that can satisfy this.
Instead, start the day right with a wholegrain cereal with zero added sugar or wholemeal toast and chopped bananas. This will help to keep your child full and energised both physically and mentally, until lunch time.
Avoid sugary breakfasts at all costs to help reduce sugar cravings and keep your child sustained until lunchtime.