Breakfast is important
The food your child eats at school can have a major influence on their eating habits and preferences, growth, energy, concentration levels and ability to learn. When schools and families work together to promote healthy eating habits, it can have a life-long positive impact on children’s growth, development and health.
Nutritious food in the morning helps your child to stay active and concentrate at school. Be a positive role model and let your child see you eat a nutritious breakfast
too. A bowl of high fibre, low-sugar cereal with milk and fresh or stewed fruit is a great starter for the whole family. Choose breakfast cereals with at least 4g of fibre per 100g and less than 5g of sugar per 100g such as rolled oats or untoasted muesli.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring. Mix it up.
Have a smoothie. You can put a lot of different things in a smoothie including fruit, nuts, yoghurt, Weetabix, seeds. Add a bit of milk and blend it all up. YUMMMM.
Another idea is to layer fruit, vanilla or plain yoghurt and cereal to make a delicious breaky parfait. You can use Weetbix, untoasted muesli or even granola.
It’s not always easy to fit breakfast into a busy morning. If you find yourself running late, Mortlake College has you covered. Every Tuesday and Thursday in the Home Eco room, breakfast is served with a selection of cereal and fruit.
On Wednesday we have our BIG BREAKY complete with toast and/or baked beans, cereal and fresh fruit.
If you have missed breakfast but for some reason the home eco room is not open, just come on down to the Wellbeing Centre and grab some breakfast from the Wellbeing Team.
Second and Third breakfasts are also acceptable.
There will also be some apples and oranges available in the classrooms if you would prefer that as a snack.
BE SUNSMART – Hats & Sunscreen On!!!!
Mortlake College is a Sunsmart School because it is so important for all of us to take good care of our skin.
- Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
- More than 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer each year.
- Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
Did you know that the damage to our skin in our younger years can hugely effect our chances of getting skin cancer when we get older? Our skin cells get damaged by the UV radiation of the sun and over time, these changes can turn into cancerous cells.
Mortlake College’s Sunsmart policy is compulsory so that students learn to wear hats and sunscreen as a normal part of their day.
So download the App, keep an eye on the UV indicator and when it is over 3, Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.
DON”T FORGET, IF YOU CAN’T SLAP ON A HAT AT RECESS AND LUNCH – YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SEEK SHADE AND SIT IN THE UNDERCOVER AREA OR UNDER THE SHADE SAILS.
SO, TRY NOT TO FORGET YOUR HATS
A reminder that ALL students are to wear hats at recess and lunch time during Terms 1 & 4.
Hats are available anytime from the General Office
Please remember to bring a drink bottle to school, they can be filled from the drink station's throughout the school if needed.