What we know: Kids are eating processed foods more than ever. Their intake of sodium, fat, added sugar and cholesterol has been going up, up, up, while intake of key nutrients found in fruits, veggies, whole grains and low-fat dairy has gone way down. Packing nutrition into those growing bodies is as important as ever, and the breakfast table is the perfect place to do so.
Research tells us children and adolescents who eat breakfast are at lower risk of developing obesity and a host of related health issues, so make sure your kids are fueling up at the start of the day. Here’s how to put the most into their morning meal so they can get the most out of it.