Yeah, it's bollocks. Wasn't there a whole thing about some breakfast cereals being penalised for claiming to be healthy? Can't understand how Frosties can be considered anything other than confectionary.
Yes, but any breakfast is better than no breakfast so, in that respect, Nutella for breakfast isn't bad for you. School performance was improved regardless of the quality of breakfast eaten. T'was on that Dr Regan programme where she debunked a lot of "health" myths. Her conclusion was stop worrying about your kids' crap cereals - 'tis a small thing in the scheme of their diet. Breakfast, any breakfast, is teh key.
But Riley if we know it's crap, for 'special occasions' only, or now & then, that's fine. It's being promoted as 'healthy' that really gets my goat - how can it be right if dch get the idea that it's healthy?
They were peddling this stuff like heroin on the ski slopes last winter - big inflated tent thing giving out free samples, just like a pusher would with cocaine. Sugar is pushed on to chidlren at every turn. It packs out ketchup and is in all the supposedly healthier cereals and mueslis.
But that's their job to tell you you're wrong [friendly non-patronising ]. I use it to bribe my fussy youngest to eat peanut butter sandwiches. Put tiny smear of Nutella on bread and then peanut butter - but she sees teh Nutella when teh sandwich is cut and then eats. Once per week?
Surely teaching your childrem that everything they see on tv is not always real or to be believed would be a better option if the 'healthy' tag bothers you that much.
It cant be that big-a-deal if your dcs are eating healthily the rest of the day can it, to have a slice of toast with nutella on a couple of days a week isnt going to undue all the fruit/veg/meat/protein etc etc they get
Nutella is divine and my paediatrician assured us that a breakfast made by a piece of toast with nutella and freshly squeezed orange juice is a good breakfast for dd (who last yr was quite skinny). You need less than a teaspoon to spread on a piece of toast , therefore it's 80 calories + the bread, it is not to start the day with!
Fancy meeting you here Franca! I was just going to say that here in Italy it's the national football team who advertise it, and they seem to be doing OK on it..... That said, my daughter (who loves the stuff) will not be getting it for her breakfast any time soon, not while I'm in charge of the breakfast table....
My children eat very healthy meals and lots of fruit and veg, to be honest a piece of toast and nutella at breakfast is not going to compromise their health Also in Italy we traditionally ate "sweet" food for breakfast, we don't have puddings after the main meal, for instance.