Why Eat Breakfast?
Bluebird Learning Center has been dedicated to providing well balanced snacks, as well lunch and breakfast to young children. Our nutritionist knows Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant since it helps increase the immune system. Vitamin C also performs other vital functions, such as repairing body tissue, maintaining health gums, combating infection and so much more.
The primary sources of vitamin C in breakfast foods are fruit and fruit juices, especially citrus fruit and juices. For instance ½ cup of orange juice fulfills the Dailey Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin C for children ages one to three years of age.
Vitamin C is especially beneficial to children, as it helps the body absorb iron, which carries oxygen in the blood and transports oxygen within cells, where it is used to help produce ENERGY. BINGO!
Bluebird Learning Center encourages toddlers and preschooler to engage in healthy eating, through daily age appropriate and fun nutrition activities.
Dairy products supply calcium, crucial for building bones. Getting adequate amounts of Calcium in childhood may help prevent diseases such as osteoporosis.
The denser the bones are in childhood, the better prepared they will be to support teen growth and still withstand bone losses later in life. How About That!
Examples of quick healthy breakfast choices:
- Yogurt Popsicles———Plain yogurt, concentrated unsweetened orange juice, dash of vanilla and honey. Freeze in molds. 3oz paper cup works well as mold.
- Whole Grain Bagel ——-Cream cheese on a bagel and a cup of orange juice.
- Raisin Bread and Peanut Butter—-Raisin bread and Peanut Butter with a cup of orange juice and Milk always pleases children.
Enjoy these fun and easy breakfast choices with your children.