BREAKFAST IS IMPORTANT
SOME THINGS ARE JUST BETTER TOGETHER. LIKE BREAKFAST.
IT HELPS KIDS GROW, LEARN, AND PLAY.
Better Breakfast Tips:
- Start small.
- Eating together once or twice a week makes a difference.
- Add fruit.
- Choose fresh fruit in season, frozen, or canned in water or juice.
- Choose milk.
- Plain, low-fat (1%) milk is best for children over age two.
- Save time.
- Get ready for morning. Make breakfast the night before.
Why Breakfast Matters
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children and teenagers.
- Children who eat breakfast do better in school and feel better throughout the day.
- Sitting down with your children helps them feel confident and connect with you.
- Weekends (or days that you and your family are free) are good times have breakfast together.
How to Start
- Baby steps.
- Don’t expect your family to start eating breakfast together every day.
- Start out with a small goal—once or twice a week—and move up from there.
- Simple is good.
- Breakfast doesn’t have to be gourmet.
- Something as easy as oatmeal can be made ahead of time, reheated, and eaten together as a family.
- Check out some Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas to get you started.
- Time to relax.
- Meals are a good time to get away from distractions like TV, phones, and video games.
- Take time to relax in the morning with your family before you start your day.
- Get involved.
- Let your family get involved with shopping, cooking, and cleaning. This will give your family more time to bond.
- Being a part of food decisions will also make your family more willing to eat together and enjoy it.
- Table Talk.
- Meals should be a time for your family to relax and bond.
- Problems should be discussed away from the table.