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Teenagers are notorious for skipping breakfast. This may not seem like a huge deal – they can just eat a big lunch and all will be well, right? Not exactly. Breakfast is an important meal that is vital for your teen’s physical and mental performance. Try using these three easy strategies to get your teen on board with breakfast!
Highlight the benefits of breakfast
Teenagers may think that they know it all, but be sure to stress the importance of breaking the overnight fast in the morning anyway. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day – it may be a cliché, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Teenagers really need to appreciate this point.
Breakfast consumption promotes:
Have grab-and-go foods stocked
Mornings are crazy. Make both of your lives easier by stocking up on items such as:
These items will be ready to go in no time and can easily be eaten on the run.
Eat breakfast yourself
“Do as I say, not as I do” just doesn’t cut it. If teens see their parents eating breakfast, they will be more likely to do the same. They may not show it all the time, but they still look up to you. An easy, yet subtle way to influence your teen is to model good behaviors.