Take time for breakfast

Filed under: Activities: Babies, Nutrition: Health, Development/Milestones: Babies

With another year of school, all of us are undoubtedly busy in the morning. Many people don't eat breakfast because they say they don't have time or think it's a way to save on calories and lose weight. But breakfast can be a very healthy way to start your day according to an article on HeathDayNews. People who eat breakfast, especially children, tend to eat healthier throughout the day and often weigh less than people who skip the day's first meal. What you eat is important, so you should make healthy choices for breakfast. Try to eat lots of fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. Eggs, fruit smoothies, and whole-grain pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, and cereals are healthy choices for breakfast. If you're in a hurry, there are quick snacks like yogurt, fruit, or whole-grain muffins. For a healthy snack, try mixing cereal, pretzels, nuts, and dried fruit as opposed to prepackaged breakfast pastries or donuts that are high in fat and sugar.

By taking the time to sit down and eat a well rounded breakfast parents are modeling a healthy example to their children. If a child learns early on in life that 15 or 20 minutes in the morning will suffice to help build a nutritional foundation for the day, he/she will be more likely to carry that behavior with them through life.

Read more about healthy eating on AOL Food.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.