Belinda Martin, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Advanced Dietitians Group
Breakfast is usually the best time of the day for your child to eat as much as possible before the ADHD medication kicks in – so make the most of it.
Remember, there are no rules about what food your child must eat at breakfast.
Aim to include a good quality carbohydrate, a good protein source and some fruit or veg. Add some extra fats to make it high energy.
Here are my top five breakfast suggestions:
Dip two to three pieces of bread in egg and fry it to make a delicious serving of French Toast.
Serve it up with avocado or butter and maple syrup.
Toasted sandwiches with extra butter or margarine with favourite fillings such as ham, cheese and tomato or some mushrooms and spinach.
Read more: How do I get my ADHD child to eat?
Try 2-3 pancakes with extra butter, peanut butter and berries.
Serve up your Weetbix with full cream milk and top it with a banana and a dollop of cream.
You could also make overnight oats with full cream milk, cream, fruit and honey.
My extra tip is to serve breakfast with a glass of milk to add some extra calories and protein.
If you are at all concerned about your child’s growth or nutritional status, come, and see us and our experienced dietitians can work with you and your child in a positive way.