A good breakfast = a good start to the day.
Breakfast is an important meal for the whole family, but especially for athletes. It fuels bodies and minds and gets them ready for a busy day. To do its best, a good breakfast should include at least three of the four food groups to provide necessary nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals such as folate, iron and calcium.
Studies show that eating a good breakfast improves memory and concentration and helps children do better in school. So starting the day with a healthy breakfast can help the brain work better both on and off the ice.
Remember, kids will be more likely to eat breakfast if they see you eating breakfast. So set a pattern and help your children develop the lifelong healthy habit of eating a good breakfast even—especially!—when they have early morning hockey practice.
A delicious, balanced breakfast can be quick, simple and easy to prepare. Here are some tips to help you: