Register | Login
Login
Sign in with:
---------- OR ----------
Create Account | Login
Create account
As a Member You Can:
  • Join clubs to discuss your interests
  • Connect with people like you
  • Share information, seek advice, get support

   
parenting
in Mumbai (change city)
Select City
  • All
  • Delhi
  • New Delhi
  • Gurgaon
  • Noida
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Banglore
  • Hyderabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Chandigarh
  • Ahmedabad
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Jaipur
select‌ stage
 
Child's Healthcare Topics..

 
You are here : home > Child's Healthcare > Keeping your child healthy > Breakfast and Kids

Breakfast and Kids

Breakfast and Kids

Do your children eat a hearty breakfast in the mornings, or do they simply gulp down a glass of milk before dashing off to school?
The last meal your child had was the previous night, almost ten to twelve hours ago. Naturally his system will be crying out for food. And if all he has in the morning is a glass of milk, it's not going to be sufficient.
Research shows that children who eat a good breakfast in the mornings have higher levels of concentration and are able to focus better than children who don't eat a hearty enough breakfast.
Dentists too have started advocating the need for eating breakfast in the mornings, as they have found that younger children who skip breakfast are at greater risk for tooth decay than those who don't.
Sadly though children tend to give the lowest priority to breakfast. The reason for this is they do not generally factor in time spent consuming breakfast in the mornings. If you make sure your children sit down for breakfast at least fifteen minutes before they need to leave to catch the school bus, chances are they will be able to eat a hearty meal.
It is also possible that you are rushed as well, and don't have the time to prepare a full-scale meal early in the mornings. Thankfully there are plenty healthy and tasty breakfast choices that are ready in minutes.

Cereals

Cereals like cornflakes are often a favourite with kids. You don't need to purchase expensive cornflakes for your children to enjoy them. You can get some local brands at a quarter of the price of international brands, and these are just as tasty. However, eating a bowl of cereal in the mornings will take at least five to ten minutes, so you and your child will need to plan accordingly. Let your child have a glass of juice with her cereal.

Fruit

Quickly chop up a couple of fruits in little pieces and drop them into the cereal. Apples with peels, strawberries and bananas are good options.

Dried fruits

Purchasing cereal with added dried fruits works out to be more expensive than simply popping in a handful of dried fruits into the cereal every morning. Keep a mixture of nuts like almonds, raisins and walnuts in a glass bottle, and every day take out a handful and add them to the cereal.

Milkshake

A milkshake is not only ready in a jiffy, but your child can also gulp it down in an instant. This is a good way to give your child fruit and milk in the mornings, without sacrificing any of his time. Milkshakes are also tastier than regular milk, and your child is sure to enjoy them. Keep changing the fruit in the milkshake before your child gets sick of it! Some fruits that make delicious milkshakes include chikoo, bananas, strawberries, mangoes, apple and custard apple. You can also make a delicious shake with dates and milk.

Toast

Always opt for whole wheat bread as it is more nourishing than white bread. There is no need for your child to miss his morning toast even if he is running late, as he can carry it with him and eat it on the way to school. If your child has a glass of milkshake with a couple of toasts every morning, he will be taking in fibre, fruit and milk, and will be getting a sufficient nutrient boost to last him until lunch.



Cancel
Save Edit
parenting
Notifications
23 Comments
Sort by Newest

avatar

monal
monal.11 years ago
very nice article
 
 
 
.
Reply
Jay
Jay.11 years ago
very informative article. all moms should read it and apply it.
 
 
 
.
Reply
Likitha
Likitha.11 years ago
but working women really dont have time to feed the break fast to childrens.
 
 
 
.
Reply
Usha Sitaraman
Usha Sitaraman.11 years ago
a very good and useful article. i even made my 8 year old daughter read the article as she is very fussy over having her breakfast on school days (having to leave home at 6.30 a.m.) there seems to be a gradual improvement after she herself read the article. a must read for fussy kids/doting mothers.
 
 
 
.
Reply
Dolly sharma
Dolly sharma.11 years ago
very good article for mother but i don't know whether my son will appreciate it or not give more quick bites or recipes and their nutritive value for children to eat in the breakfast
 
 
 
.
Reply
Rachana Ganpule
Rachana Ganpule.11 years ago
very important topic for all 21st century mothers. i have a 5year old daughter & i always see to it that she has her breakfast before leaving the house.also with planning we can give our chidren healthy breafasts.
 
 
 
.
Reply
dolly
dolly.11 years ago
to the editor,

very nice aricle.....please also add others like lunch,dinner.....with nutrient values....
thanku
regards
dolly
 
 
 
.
Reply
Jey
Jey.11 years ago
very nice article, i have trained both my kids to have breakfst every morning,now i have more tips on giving them milkshake with fruits. its is simply wonderful. thanks and keed up.
 
 
 
.
Reply
Smita
Smita.11 years ago
i sincerely feel that you need to make changes in your site. i have been seeing this site for almost 4 years now and i have noticed that you keep repeating the same articles. eg. few days back there was an article on the inlaws, the articles of breakfast and also the hobbies one are repeat. house dcor article has also appeared before. it is nice to read it again but the you can have a separate place for the old articles where the new surfers can go and read. but for the regular readers there are not enough articles to keep the site interesting. also the recipe bit is not updated for so long. also the design and layout is same for years. seriously keep adding fresh new articles or else people will loose interest in the site. i hope this suggestion will be taken in a positive manner as i am a regular surfer and would like to do so in future.
 
 
 
.
Reply
fatema
fatema.11 years ago
yes but i want to ask my baby is 3 yeasold but still she didnot eat well per day she took only one chapati pls help me what can i do ?
 
 
 
.
Reply
load more comments
Back to Previous Page   |   More on Child's Healthcare Index

 








Subscribe




All tips on Keeping Your Child Healthy
You ever wanted in one place.
No need to go anywhere else. No spam.

*No spam only genuine emails
Follow us on:



Featured Articles - Infertility | Baby Development | Health and Fitness | How to Get Pregnant | Parenting Advice | Weight Loss | Pregnancy Advice | Name Numerology
Baby - Baby Photo Contest | Lucky Names | Lucky Birthdates | Horoscopes | Chinese Calendar | Compatibility Test | Fun Zone
Parenting - Message Boards | Planning a Baby | Pregnancy | Parents of Babies | Baby Names | Baby Name Poll | Birth Announcements | Parenting Quiz
Family - Cooking Club | Love & Relationships | Beauty Tips | Kids Weight Calculator | Recipe Maker
General - Calorie Counter | Personality Quiz | Love Signs | Compatibility Quiz