This post was created in partnership with Quaker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m up early and out the door about 6:30 AM and as a teacher, I need my energy but don’t really have time to eat a breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is a great way to give the body the refueling it needs. I try to get my kids to eat something before they leave, which can also be a struggle. Kids who eat breakfast tend to eat healthier overall and are more likely to participate in physical activities — two great ways to help maintain a healthy weight.
Skipping breakfast can make kids feel tired, restless, or irritable. In the morning, their bodies need to refuel for the day ahead after going without food for 8 to 12 hours during sleep. Their mood and energy can drop by mid-morning if they don’t eat at least a small morning meal. I think even a liquid breakfast item is helpful, yogurt smoothie or a shake.
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