Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Choosing what to prepare for your young ones before they head out for their daily activities is no joke.

I've always been concerned about my children and their eating habits during the examination period,” states Elma Kamal, a mother of two. “How can I be sure they are getting enough nutrients to stay focused and perform well especially when they are putting additional effort during exams?

This is probably a familiar question to many parents

Kamal added, “I wonder if they eat proper food. My children tend to eat more during exams as they always complain they are hungry. And when they are hungry, they can’t focus.

Rachel Wong, the principal of Campus Rangers, notices a change in children’s performance during exams. “I observed that kids who skip breakfast often become more anxious and agitated than the others. They then rush out to consume junk food which further ruins their appetite for proper food. Their mind starts to drift and they lose focus in class.

So, what can parents do to avoid this situation?

Parents should ensure that their children have a healthy breakfast before they leave for school. Adding on a cup of MILO® helps them to stay focused.

The MyBreakfast Study conducted by Nutrition Society of Malaysia and Nestlé with 8,705 children nationwide found that children who consumed malted beverages had a higher daily micronutrient intake. The study also revealed a positive correlation between those who consumed malted beverages and higher levels of physical activity. This simply means that when your children have a cup of MILO® with breakfast in the morning, they are more likely to be focused in class.

In beating the exam blues, mum Intan Juliana, aged 40 says “To help ease this time for my children, I make sure they eat regular meals every day, and there’s nothing like starting the day with a good breakfast and a MILO® at hand. This makes a big difference in keeping their energy levels up and helps them focus a lot better.

I make sure my children get a hearty cup of MILO® with breakfast before they go to school every morning. It is my only assurance that they will not get hungry so easily..” shared Intan Juliana.

MILO® contains Activ-Go™, a unique combination of PROTOMALT®, vitamins and minerals, which provides an efficient release of energy, reduces tiredness and supports normal body functions to help children do their best while studying for examinations.