Weekday mornings can be hectic in any household. Kids are scrambling to get out of bed, cleaned up, dressed and out the door to school. But if they don’t get breakfast, they’re likely to have difficulty concentrating.
Breakfast is integral to overall dietary health – here are some quick fixes to a few common concerns from the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Problem: No Time!
The morning rush makes sitting down to a hot-cooked meal a challenge, but there are plenty of breakfast options that can be whipped up quickly.
Problem: Picky Eater!
Some kids prefer the same thing day after day, but if what’s on their plate isn’t the most nutritious it won’t do them any favors.
Problem: Not Hungry!
It’s not uncommon for children to claim that they aren’t hungry in the morning. This may be true for them, but it’s still a good idea to eat something in the first hour of being awake.