As concerned parents it’s important that we look for breakfast cereals that are low in sugar but still contain at least 5 grams of fiber in one serving.

Eating a healthy breakfast is particularly important if your child is overweight or has trouble keeping their weight under control. No matter how rushed you and your children may be each morning, or even if your kids aren’t usually hungry in the morning, then you need to make breakfast a grab-and-go event. Offer foods that travel easily such as yogurt and trail mix or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread.

Kids and teens who skip breakfast are not only at risk for developing a weight problem, skipping this meal also leaves kids and teens tired and irritable during the day… and hungry. Studies have shown that children who don’t eat breakfast perform poorly under stressful conditions in school like taking tests, learning new concepts and peer pressure. And the hungrier they are, the more likely your kids are to reach for high calorie foods that aren’t very good for them.