Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Breakfast - The Most Important Meal of the Day

Healthy eating is so important and many of the blogs I read echo that thought. Home-grown produce wether it is grown in the garden or on the farm, everyone is wanting to eat the best food that they can. Farmer's Markets, Organic Stalls and Local Produce tables are all selling such a great variety of healthy food. It is up to us to choose the right foods to eat. It is so often that people make bad choices which eventually leads to health problems. We are what we eat. Here in the UK there are many programmes, books and articles about eating for good health. I teach Home Economics to children aged 3-16 and 'Healthy Eating' is a big part of my curiculum.
I teach these rules:
Enjoy your food - with your family
Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day
Eat less fat - avoid animal fats e.g butter, cream, full fat milk
Eat less salt - avoid salty snack like crisps and nuts
Eat less sugar - avoid cakes and sweets
Eat more fibre - choose wholemeal breads, pasta and cereals
Choose foods that are well balanced to provide all the essential nutrients
Drink plenty of water - avoid fizzy drinks

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it is the first meal after you wake up - break-the-fast. Your body needs fuel to provide energy for the day ahead.
Breakfst is different all around the world, but wherever you are choose wisely and look after your body.
When I am working I get up at 5.30am as I have a long journey. No matter what I always eat breakfast
2 Weetabix
1 nectarine/peach
1 banana
handful of blueberries
Semi-skimmed milk
tablespoon natural yoghurt


gardenmama said...

certainly good rules to live by, your breakfast looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm that looks good! I'm with you, my morning isn't complete without breakfast.

stitching under oaks said...

so true...I can't make it through my morning without a good breakfast. I usually have homemade granola, yogart, fruit and of course my coffee. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to 'meet' you! Have a great day!

Heather said...

My mother was always so huge on eating breakfast. we could not leave for school until we had eaten a good healthy meal, and always one with good protein and fats to get the brain going, and keep it going through the day.

Teaching home economics must be so fulfilling, especially to such a wide age range

Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by blog and sharing your thoughts.