Breakfast Together

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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.

Breakfast Together


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.
  • 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.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.