We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for your child, it’s essential.

For families with small children, mornings can be hectic, to say the least. Everyone is running around grabbing things for the day, getting dressed¬†and trying to get out the door, and with all of the hustle and bustle, it’s all too easy to skip breakfast. While skipping breakfast may be okay for you, it’s an important meal for your child to eat. Here are a few reasons why breakfast is such an important meal for your child:

#1. Kids who eat breakfast get more nutrients.

Starting the day with a healthy breakfast means starting the day with lots of essential vitamins and minerals. Children who regularly eat more breakfast tend to consume more vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and calcium.

#2. Eating breakfast assists in controlling weight.

Consuming regular snacks and meals throughout the day is a key part of maintaining a healthy weight. While many people don’t realize it, many households have abandoned regular eating patterns, and this has contributed to the increase in childhood obesity.

#3. Children who eat breakfast tend to behave better.

When a child skips breakfast, he or she is more likely to feel tired, restless and irritable by the time late morning rolls around. This often leads to acting out and other negative behaviors. On the other hand, kids who eat breakfast are less likely to behave this way, and they tend to have more energy and a better attitude.

Feeding your child a healthy breakfast is an essential part of child care, but the experts at our day care center in Fairfield know that it’s not always easy to find the time to make breakfast. Stay tuned for our next blog for quick, healthy breakfast ideas that your child will love!