Do your little ones consume a balanced and healthy breakfast filled with daily essentials such as Vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and fats?
Did you know?
- 70% of children in Sri Lanka between ages 4 and 12 skip their breakfast(1)
- 13.3% of Sri Lankan kids are deficient in vitamin D(2), while 44% of South Asian kids are proved to be deficient in their requirements of vitamin A(3).
- 1/4th of your child’s daily strength requirements should come from breakfast(4),
- Children need up to 30% of their calorie intake from fat and fat quality is key(5)
With 20g of Astra, you can obtain 33% of the daily vitamin A requirements (as retinol) and 33% of vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)
Why Vitamin A and Vitamin D?
- Vitamin A helps to maintain a normal skin, normal vision and contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
- Vitamin D helps normal calcium absorption, normal function of the immune system and the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function
- Importance of a balanced breakfast for your little ones
- Children who eat breakfast are more able to concentrate, pay attention and are more alert at school(6)
- Children who regularly eat breakfast also tend to have a lower body mass index than those who don’t, and have a reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese.(7)
A nutritious breakfast- the start to an energetic day!
- Senanayake et al. 2008: A survey of breakfast practices of 4-12-year-old children. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265233879_A_survey_of_breakfast_practices_of_4-12_year_old_children
- Jayatissa et al. Vitamin D deficiency among children aged 10-18y in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medial Journal. 2019. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32121673/
- Stevens et al. Trends ands mortality effects of vitamin A deficiency in children in 138 low-income and middle-income countries between 1991 and 2013: a pooled analysis of population-based surveys. Lancet Global Health. 2015. https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2214-109X%2815%2900039-X
- Nyaradi A, Li J, Hickling S, Foster J, et al. The role of nutrition in children’s neurocognitive development, from pregnancy through childhood. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013;7:97.
- WHO/FAO. Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition Report of an expert consultation. FAO, Rome, 2010.
- Adolphus K, Lawton CL, Dye L. The effects of breakfast on behavior and academic performance in children and adolescents. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013;7(August):425.
- De la Hunty A et al (2013). Does Regular Breakfast Cereal Consumption Help Children and Adolescents Stay Slimmer? A systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Obesity Facts 6: 70-85