The word breakfast literally refers to ‘breaking the fast’. Starting the day with a nutritious breakfast plays an important role in refueling your body after going overnight without food. It also powers your brain to support a full day of learning.
Studies** have shown that eating a healthy breakfast can help improve concentration, behaviour and learning for our tamariki and rangatahi.
A 2019 New Zealand Health Survey^ found 1 in 4 Kiwi students between 10-14 years old are not having breakfast at home. KickStart Breakfast exists to make sure our tamariki and rangatahi can get a great start to their school day with a healthy nutritious breakfast of Anchor™ milk & Sanitarium Weet-Bix™. A breakfast that contains protein, carbohydrates, and fibre to help fuel their school day.
Anchor™ UHT Lite Blue milk contains a range of nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B2 and B12 (just to name a few). Milk is a source of protein to help grow muscles and is packed with calcium to help build strong bones*. And because it’s able to be stored in the cupboard before opening, it will help free up space in the fridge!
Including milk as part of a healthy breakfast is a great way to give your sleepy tamariki and rangatahi the energy to kick start their school day.
Sanitarium Weet-Bix™ provide an excellent source of healthy wholegrains, are low in sugar and provide important B vitamins such as Vitamin B1 to help release the energy you need to have a great start to your day*. Weet-Bix™ are high in iron and contain a natural source of fibre.
*when consumed as part of a healthy, varied eating plan.
**Quigley R, Taylor R, Scragg R (2007). Is consuming breakfast important for academic performance, maintaining a healthy body weight, and improving nutrient intake and lifestyle habits in children? A report prepared by the Scientific Committee of the Agencies for Nutrition Action
^Ministry of Health. 2019. Household Food Insecurity Among Children in New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry of Health