Adding fruit is a fantastic and healthy way to add some sweetness to your child’s breakfast.

Fruit can do a lot of good

Although fruit contains sugar, it’s good for your child in lots of other ways. Fruit is packed with good stuff like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, whereas foods with other added sugars don’t offer any of these things.

Liven up plain cereal, porridge, toast
or shredded wheat

Plain breakfast options such as porridge often contain little or no sugar, which makes them the ideal way to reduce your child’s sugar at the start of the day. They can be delicious with some fruits added, we suggest giving some of these a try:

Apple
Banana
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Pears
Grapes

Make a delicious and healthy breakfast topping

Fruits like apples and pears that are past their best can be cored, peeled, chopped and cooked in a little water. Just pop them in a pan or microwave, add a sprinkle of cinnamon and you’ll have made a healthy and delicious topping for porridge or natural yogurt.

HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN YOUR CHILD’S DRINKS?

Sugary drinks

Take a look at our list to see which drinks could be putting your child’s health at risk.

MAXIMUM DAILY ALLOWANCE

Maximum Daily Allowance

4-5 years, 5 sugar cubes. 7-10 years, 6 sugar cubes. 11 plus years 7 sugar subes. 1 sugar cube equals 4 grams.

Learn how the sugar from cereals and drinks can add up during the day.

Sugary Drinks

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