District Council of Peterborough

Peel Pour Pop

Why focus on breakfast?

Skipping breakfast has a relationship with increased risk of being overweight, obesity or having a higher BMI

Breakfast consumers:

                             –      have a higher daily energy intake but a higher nutrient intake

                             –      get their energy and nutrients from meals not snacks

Breakfast is likely to be a proxy for healthier lifestyle patterns in general.

Breakfast tends to be comprised of foods from ‘core’ food groups, therefore has potential to provide a healthy start in terms of dietary intake.

Breakfast is associated with regular meal patterns which is protective against higher BMI.

Breakfast is positively associated with overall diet quality including increased consumption of fruit and veg and less soft drinks.

Higher breakfast quality has been associated with better behaviour.


A healthy breakfast:

>      contributes to the energy, vitamins and minerals children need for healthy growth and development

>      assists learning and concentration

>      gets children into good habits for life long benefits

>      helps maintain a healthy weight

>      reduces unhealthy snacking during the day.


What is a healthy breakfast?

A healthy brekky comprises at least two to three food groups, preferably from wholegrain breads and cereals, dairy and fruit, and is low in sugar, salt and fat.

Examples of healthy cereals include:

>      Wheat biscuits

>      Porridge

>      Kellogg's Sultana Bran

>      Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats

>      Uncle Tobys Weeties

Other options include:

>      Plain or toasted wholegrain or fruit breads

>      Fresh, frozen or tinned fruit in natural juice

>      Proteins such as baked beans, eggs, redued-fat milk, yoghurts and cheese.


Healthy Breakfast Options

It can take a while for kids appetites to wake up in the morning. Give your kids the best chance of enjoying a healthy brekky by:

–      Limiting snacks after dinner

–      Setting an earlier bed time

–      Waking them up in plenty of time for kindy or school

–      Turning off the TV in the morning

–      Eating breakfast with your kids

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What we’ve been doing

To launch our new theme, OPAL presented the Peel Pour Pop show to all preschool and primary school (R-5) in the OPAL region.  A combination of comedy, magic, music, sound effects and video projection are used to capture the imagination of students as they learn how easy it is to PEEL,POUR, POP.  Professor Goodbrekky demonstrates his wacky inventions that help make breakfast more fun for everyone.


OPAL has also been working closely with Georgetown Primary School and Spalding Primary School to promote healthy breakfast tastings and facilitate learning and networking opportunities

For more information call your local OPAL team on 0488 090 303 or email Emma.Young@NACouncil.sa.gov.au or visit www.opal.sa.gov.au

District Council of Peterborough
108 Main Street, PO Box 121
Peterborough SA 5422
Phone: 08 8651 3566
Fax: 08 8651 3066