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Kid Friendly Breakfast

17 Kid-Friendly Breakfasts
How to work a simple, healthy breakfast into the morning chaos.

Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day, and with good reason.

The body and brain require a steady stream of energy and nutrients. Going without food for 10 to 14 hours or more forces your child’s body to tap its reserves.

“Kids literally fast overnight, and their ‘tanks’ are empty when they wake up,” says Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, a nutrition consultant in Columbus, Ohio, and creator of the Real Mom Nutrition web site. “They need food to get their day off to the right start.”

In addition to providing energy and nutrients, the morning meal also prevents hunger that saps a child’s energy to learn and play. Breakfast eaters may have an easier time with weight control, in childhood, and as adults.

But parents are pressed for time, and many kids clamor for sugar-filled cereal and toaster treats.

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