Eat to Succeed!

Eat to Succeed!

Eat to Succeed – Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that is where its name originates, breaking the fast! Without breakfast, you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol!

Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fiber. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals so try to include a portion of your daily five at breakfast, whether that be a banana or glass of fruit juice.

Cognitive function

Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function. Many Breakfasts provides energy studies have shown how eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and it can also make us happier as it can improve mood and lower stress levels. In studies amongst children, breakfast can improve attainment, behavior and has been linked to improved grades. Just like any other organ in the body, the brain needs energy to work at its best!

Energy needs

People’s energy needs vary depending on activity levels and life stage but typically, men require more energy than women do. Growing children require a lot of energy, as an example boys aged 7-10yrs should consume approx. 1970 kcals per day, and girls aged 7-10yrs should consume approx. 1740 kcals. For adults, men require approx. 2500 kcals and women approx. 2000 kcals per day.

Eat to Succeed!

Residential Life want you to be the best you can be. So we’re taking that extra pressure off you and giving a free, quick and filling breakfast to make sure you are eating towards success.

You can collect your breakfast at Booth Student Living on Thursday 28th April, Tuesday 10th May in the Cambridge North Courtyard,  Wednesday 11th May in Cambridge South Courtyard, Thursday 12th May in Cavendish 3rd Floor Walkway, Tuesday 17th May In Vine, Wednesday 18th May in Warde, Thursday 19th May in Dale and Friday 20th May in Naylor.


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