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reception child - what does your child eat for breakfast

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ssss123 Thu 02-Jul-15 14:07:02

dc1 is starting school in September. Has never been a great eater and is rarely hungry in the mornings. Normal breakfast is toast and fruit or cereal and fruit. Will this be enough to seem him through the morning? He is a fussy eater as well so I worry he won't have much lunch either and be starving in the afternoons.

Bunnyjo Thu 02-Jul-15 14:18:25

Yep, toast and fruit or cereal and fruit will be plenty.

My DC (Year 3 and Nursery) have similar for breakfast - toast, croissants, crumpets or cereal with fruit - and it definitely sustain him through the morning.

As for fussy eaters, certainly at DCs school, the staff are very used to it and have many methods to encourage children to eat enough to keep them going for the afternoon.

Bunnyjo Thu 02-Jul-15 14:20:45

And it definitely sustains them! I really shouldn't try posting from my phone with DC on my lap!

Mopmay Thu 02-Jul-15 14:23:23

It will be fine. Ours have snack time provided by school and lunch at 11.30

ssss123 Thu 02-Jul-15 14:24:02

Thanks really good to know.

SomethingFunny Thu 02-Jul-15 14:24:11

That sounds like a good breakfast! I'd be happy if mine ate that :/. At the moment, all I can get him to eat before school is a chocolate chip brioche. blush

They give them milk (for free until they are 5) and a piece of fruit at break time mid morning.

He might Suprise you about his lunch too!

addictedtosugar Thu 02-Jul-15 14:26:52

Sounds great.
My (hollow legged) Pre schooler and Y1 have toast and fruit with me, and then cereal at Nursery.

If your worried about him being starving when you collect him (if, indeed you are going to be collecting him), you can have a snack in your bag for him to munch on the way home.

ImNotChangingMyUsernameAgain Thu 02-Jul-15 14:45:03

I give mine a big breakfast because I'm not convinced they eat much at school.

We alternatate between:

Porridge with a spoonful of cocoa mixed in to make it chocolately
Eggy bread
Soft boiled eggs and soldiers
Hard boiled eggs with avocado, cheese and toast
Pancakes
Toast (home made wholewheat bread) with marmite or peanut butter

They usually have yoghurt and/or cheese with the above. Also juice or milk to drink.

We do occasionally have cereal but I can't see much point to it.

IAmAPaleontologist Thu 02-Jul-15 14:53:25

We banned things like corn flakes or rice crispies on school days with full agreement from the children as ds1 used to complain he got hungry at school after eating things like that (plus fruit, milk etc). School day breakfasts are things like porridge or wheatabix plus fruit or eggs in various forms or toast plus fruit and yoghurt/banana milkshake.

SquirrelSquirrel18 Thu 02-Jul-15 15:54:21

If you are at all concerned about what your child will be eating at school you should speak to your class teacher as soon as possible smile

Children are very fortunate that they get a piece of fruit at snack time and sometimes again at break time.

Usually cereal, porridge or toast will last them from 8ish until 10.30ish when break/snack time is. Then they only wait another 2 hours max for their lunch and another 2/3 after that for after school snacks.

Topsy34 Thu 02-Jul-15 22:41:57

Ds is a good eater so we let him choose, usually it will be
Poached eggs on toast
Baked beans on toast
Cereal
Crumpets with various toppings - avocado, marmite, cream cheese etc
Porridge
Pancakes with fruit and a little sugar and lemon

Warm milk is a good option at breakfast time if food isnt going down too well

He gets fruit at playtime, although he often asks to take a banana as he isnt keen on apples and pear at the moment as he has wobbly teeth.

Dont forget children up to 5 (i think) get free school milk, you just have to apply using the company the school use. Ours is cool milk, just check with the school.

I now pay for the milk, and ds defo needs it, he is always hungry!! So at playtime he has fruit and milk.

Mopmay Thu 02-Jul-15 22:51:17

Blimey I struggle to get a piece of toast into mine!!! They have the free school dinners (ks1) and never seem to complain about being hungry... Despite being massively sporty and active as well as cycling to school. They go to breakfast club 3 days a week and normally have cereal or toast there - but not much

Mopmay Thu 02-Jul-15 22:52:48

Although they do have a glass of milk. They are bang on average / on target weight too

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