Nutrition Q & A
How Can I Get My Kids to Eat Breakfast?
For kids and teens, a morning meal is especially important. Breakfast prepares children to meet the challenges of learning. Breakfast eaters have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomachaches in the morning. They concentrate better, solve problems more easily and have better muscle coordination. Kids who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight, too.
If kids use the excuse of not being hungry, start them out with a light bite—perhaps toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk. Send with them a nutritious mid-morning snack like yogurt, cheese or a bagel with a piece of fruit.
Make breakfast fun by planning it with your child. If your child doesn't like traditional breakfast foods, don't worry; breakfast can be any food they like, even a slice of pizza.
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