breakfast and kids

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Registered: 01-15-2006
breakfast and kids
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Thu, 09-03-2009 - 7:15am

kind of in line with the thread about food,encouraging bites i wanted to throw out that DD2 isn't a fan of breakfasts.

 

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 7:29am

I would just keep offering small amounts of something to get her started. (Assuming BB is a breakfast bar? That seems like a good compromise--it's small, generally packs a decent enough caloric punch and just watch out for an excessive amount of sugar). Maybe see if she'd be interested in some fruit in the mornings.

Bananas (and she can do half of one if she's not one for volume) are a great breakfast food. Nutritious and filling, but not heavy.

I had the same issue with John; he just never really was much of a breakfast eater and it was often hit or miss with him trying to find something he'd eat. He's still not much of a breakfast eater, which is just mind blowing to me--I'd eat breakfast all three meals if I could! LOL

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Registered: 09-28-2003
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 8:10am
You can try fruit smoothie or a yogurt sprinkled with granola for a change of texture.


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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 8:20am

I have the same problem with my dd. In years' past, lunch was b/w 11:30-12 but this year she doesn't eat until 1pm. Does your school not ask/require you to send daily snacks in for your kids? Ours does, so dd does get to eat a snack at school in the morning. She usually has a piece of fruit with pretzels/crackers/etc. I've found that she is more likely to eat if I have something that she really likes (special bread I get that she likes to toast, homemade sweet breads like banana or blueberry bread, etc).

I understand where dd is coming from - I am not a breakfast eater. I am just not hungry until I've been up for at least two hours. I know it's not healthy to skip breakfast so I do try to eat something but often I'm in a rush to get out of the house and forget to grab something. I try to keep a bag of almonds in my car for when that happens!

Is there anything you don't normally buy that she likes to eat that would encourage her to eat breakfast? Or even a drink - one of those breakfast drinks that has lots of nutrients? Or can she bring a snack with her to school?

I feel your pain!

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 8:57am
My stomach gets kind of upset if I eat too early in the morning. Less now than it used to in middle school. Anyway, is it possible for her to wait until the last minute before she gets to school to eat something? Or take a snack to eat if they have time to do that? How old is your dd?
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Registered: 05-10-2009
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 10:28am

I'd love for my kids to enjoy ham, eggs, fruit, etc for breakfast every day; have a balanced, big meal in prep for their busy day.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 11:59am

Can she buy breakfast at school? Not the best nutritional choice, I know, but it's something. Dylan isn't hungry first thing in the morning (neither am I). Having him walk to school and eat breakfast there "solved" that problem for us. This year, the only time that's a problem is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Since there is no breakfast served at his new school, he has to suck it up and eat cereal. And then takes a snack for mid morning break.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 12:07pm

i LOVE bananas.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 12:10pm

those sound good.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 12:15pm

frankly,i don't get how the school's snack system works.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 12:17pm

i think she's said that before,that her stomach hurts if she eats something too early.

 

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