My daughter, who is only 5-years-old, already knows the importance of eating breakfast and, truly, it’s her favorite meal of the day. Even in the midst of the craziness that is our household on weekdays as we get her ready for school and ourselves for work, we make sure she never ever skips this meal.
Sadly, this is not always the case for all households, according to the recent Kellogg’s Breakfast in America survey. It found that even though 9 in 10 Hispanic moms want their kids to eat breakfast every day, 40 percent reported that their child doesn’t eat breakfast daily. Not good, according to nutrition experts, because “eating breakfast in the morning helps children focus in the classroom and provides strength to engage in physical activity.”
Other key findings of the Kellogg’s Breakfast in America survey in terms of Hispanic moms include:
- Nearly two- in-five Hispanic moms believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and ensure that their child has breakfast on a daily basis.
- Hispanic moms are 20 percent more likely than moms overall to get up early to prepare their children’s breakfast.
- Hispanic moms are 17 percent more likely than moms overall to say their family brings breakfast to work or school. Cereal is a great snack to keep the body nourished throughout the day.
I’m not a huge breakfast person myself, but I know that its best to lead by example, so I’ve always make an effort for my children to see me eating in the morning and cereal is my go-to meal. First, because it’s really the easiest thing to eat in the morning and second because it’s good for you!
The only thing is that I’m kind of weird in terms of how I eat my cereal. First of all, my favorite, as many of you might already know is Zucaritas – or Frosted Flakes as their known in English. Because I’m not a huge milk fan, I can’t just serve myself some Frosted Flakes and pour some cold milk on top. No! I’ve got to warm up my milk and then pour it over my cereal. I know, it sounds crazy, but that’s the only I can eat cereal!
My kids haven’t really followed my lead on this and my husband thinks I’m crazy! At the end of the day, the most important thing is that we’re all eating breakfast.
What do you feed your children for breakfast?
Disclousure: Kellogg’s was my sponsor to the Blogalicious 2011 conference. I was compensated for my work. As always, all opinions are my own.