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How do I get my teen to eat a breakfast?

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet many parents are allowing their teens to skip it. This is understandable as it can be challenging to get your teen on school on time. However, having breakfast, even if it is a quick one, is important enough to make it part of your daily routine. 
 
Here are some great tips that our mums have recommended:
 
Talk with your teen and ensure that he knows how important breakfast is. Make sure that your teen knows why you feel breakfast is such an important meal. Explain that students who eat breakfast have better concentration, get better results and have more energy.
Set a wake-up time. This will keep your teen from rushing to get out the door. Teens are notorious for hitting the snooze button but teaching teens a healthy ways to start their day is a parent’s responsibility.
Offer favourite breakfast foods. This doesn't mean you need to make blueberry pancakes every morning but adding a favourite fruit or smoothie to your teen’s breakfast menu can certainly liven up a tired menu.
 
Although, breakfast on the run is not acceptable for every day, there are times when you will need to offer your teen something quick to eat so they don’t totally skip breakfast.
 
Here are some really quick and easy breakfast ideas your teen will enjoy:
  • Yogurt
  • Prepared fruit salad
  • Breakfast bars
  • Smoothies
  • Banana or apple and peanut butter
  • Fruit and/or bran muffins

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