I can't get Makenna to eat in the morning - I'm lucky if she eats a tiny bite of yogurt. So yesterday I decided to have her make her own breakfast to see if it would entice her to eat. "You're making homemade blueberry pancakes for breakfast." She quickly responded with, " No I not." But once I got her scrubbed up and in the kitchen she was happy to work for food.
While she was working on the pancakes I made fruit kabobs; which she was both curious and excited about. She ate her kabob and half of a pancake - quite a bit of food for this girl. I also ate a pancake and I have to say, not bad for her first time. She decided to add all the baking powder (thankfully the can was almost empty) to her mix so they were a little thick, but tasted great.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/nutrition/food/breakfast.html kids who don't eat breakfast are less able to learn at school, get less iron (an important nutrient) in their diets, and are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI), which is a sign they may be overweight.
On the other hand, kids who eat breakfast do better in school, are more likely to participate in physical activities, and tend to eat healthier overall. So tomorrow morning, don't run out the door on an empty stomach. Fuel up with a healthy breakfast!
Make it a fabulous Thursday!