Friday, 19 April 2019 | 13:24 WIB

Breakfast is Important for Children

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SEMARANG, NETRALNEWS.COM - Breakfast is important for child growth, because children who don't have breakfast can lose a third of their growth, said Deputy for Child Development at the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Lenny N Rosalin.

"The child's life cycle must eat three times a day, namely morning, afternoon and night; with adequate nutritional intake," Lenny said.

Lenny said if the child does not have breakfast, only lunch and supper, then they will lose a third of their growth. It could be that the child does not grow 100 percent, but only 75 percent.

According to Lenny, the size of a child's growth is height and weight. Children who are not accustomed to breakfast, are likely to have height or weight below children who are used to breakfast.

"That will cause issues of malnutrition, malnutrition, even stunting or stunting," he said.

If the child does not have the time to have breakfast at home, Lenny says that it can be delivered to eat at school before the lesson begins.

in 2017, the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection carried out a program which were part of a global campaign, one of which was breakfast program by bringing lunch to school.

"It turns out eating lunch together has a positive impact on children. Children who previously did not want to eat vegetables, so want to eat vegetables because they see their friends eat vegetables," he was quoted as saying from Antara.

The activity was attended by many schools. Because of its positive impact, some schools have finally continued that some programs have become habits.