While it’s important to fuel up for the day, some kids just aren’t hungry first thing in the morning. So try moving breakfast to the last thing you do before leaving. That may give them enough time to wake up and feel hunger. Or, offer lighter fare like a smoothie, yogurt with fruit, or toast with nut butter. Even better, ask them ahead of time what they think sounds good for breakfast. Note, it doesn’t have to be breakfast food.
CUT DOWN SUGAR INTAKE
Studies show that kids consume three times the recommended daily limit, which causes serious health problems. The American Heart Association issued its recommendations on added sugar urging parents to make sure children (2 to 18) are eating fewer than six teaspoons per day. Read the nutrition labels carefully.