What do teachers do at lunch

Eating and drinking in school

Breakfast and lunch: parents and children are responsible

A first breakfast straight from the bakery, from the nearby supermarket or at the school kiosk is not always balanced. This is especially true when children are free to choose what to buy on their own. And with a growling stomach, the choice is more likely to fall on a chocolate bar than on a healthy wholemeal bread roll. That is why the first breakfast at home is and remains particularly important even at school age - even if schoolchildren sometimes prefer to skip breakfast at home due to a lack of appetite or time constraints.

If you are not so hungry, a cup of cocoa and toast is enough for breakfast at home. However, all talking is of no use if your child sees that you are hectically drinking a coffee in the morning and only eating a biscuit or even leaving the house without breakfast at all. So try to lead your child by example and take some time to have breakfast together. Pack a healthy breakfast break together for work and school.

As your child gets older, they will want to determine what they eat more and more. You should therefore take into account his wishes for the lunch break, but make sure that the meal remains as balanced as possible. Here it is certainly sometimes necessary to find compromises together. Let your child prepare their own lunch as much as possible - they can make bread, wash fruit and cut vegetables, even as a younger school child.

It is also important that you ask your child how they liked the lunch break. Otherwise there is a risk that they will always take away a school breakfast that they do not like at all. Such sandwiches often end up in the next trash can - with a guilty conscience - or are given away or exchanged in the schoolyard.