It takes a lot of energy to concentrate. So it's no surprise that kids who go to school without a good breakfast often feel run down. Studies show that breakfast does affect how well kids do in school.
Still, morning schedules are often rushed. Why not stock up on nutritious foods that are quick to eat and easy to fix? That way, your kids can eat a healthy breakfast and still catch the bus.
Keep fresh fruit on hand (kids can eat it on the way out the door). Even preschoolers can make toast with peanut butter; it's good and good for them. Or you can make muffins on the weekend and freeze them for weekday breakfasts.
And there's no law that says kids have to eat breakfast food at breakfast. If they want a slice of chicken or a grilled cheese sandwich, let them go ahead.
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