Breakfast is for Everyone
As a parent, wanting your child to develop healthy habits such as eating breakfast is completely natural. However, this is one healthy habit that you should follow as well. Remember that parenting by example is far more effective as your child is much more likely to follow your advice if he sees you doing it.
If you typically skip breakfast, there will be some adjustments that you will need to make to your schedule. For instance, you may need to make an extra effort to wake up 15 minutes earlier, or perhaps you may need to spend a little more time at night to make some preparations for the next day’s breakfast.
Points to ponder
If you or your child have trouble waking up on time in the morning, consider going to bed earlier and setting an earlier bedtime for him. You should also get into the habit of doing a stock-take of your available breakfast foods, especially quick or instant foods such as whole grain cereals. There’s nothing worse than waking up all ready to have a great breakfast but finding an empty box!
Other quick-fixes you can consider are packs of ready-to-drink UHT milk, yoghurt, or granola bars. Another excellent option for a quick breakfast are fruits (e.g. apples, pears, or bananas, wholemeal bread with cheese/tuna or wholegrain cereals with milk). Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, so get your family off to a great start with a healthy breakfast!