Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast

Start the day with a healthy meal

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(HealthDay News) -- Your mother probably urged you to eat a healthy breakfast, noting it was the day's most important meal.

She was right, says the Nemours Foundation, which offers these suggestions on how to refuel your kids to begin their day:

  • Keep your kitchen full of healthy, quick and easy breakfast choices.
  • If morning time is at a premium, try to prepare for breakfast the night before. Set out dishes, prepare and cut up food, etc.
  • Wake your family 10 minutes earlier than usual to allow time for breakfast.
  • Encourage your child to help decide what to have for breakfast. The child can even help prepare it.
  • Have on-the-go breakfast options ready for mornings when you're running late, including fresh fruit, yogurt, trail mix, and individual boxes of cereal.
  • Pack a nutritious snack for your child if he or she isn't hungry first thing in the morning.

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