Good morning, sunshine! Time for breakfast!
|A glass of milk, a bowl of oats, and carrot cupcakes.|
That breakfast is the most important meal of the day is a timeless adage. Not only is this common knowledge to most of us, it also has a scientific claim to it.
Studies show that kids who eat breakfast perform better at school. Moreover, breakfast-eaters are most likely to:
- be emotionally healthy compared to those who skip morning meals
- be physically fit, with bodies that have more strength and better endurance
- avoid snacking on sweets and junk food, thereby maintaining a healthy weight
I'm not really a morning person, and breakfast for me is usually just a cup of coffee. But even so, I see to it that Yue and I have breakfast together. While I chug down my coffee, he feasts heartily on a bowl of oats or cereal, a few slices of bread, and a glass of milk or taho (soybean curd).
|Breakfast of champions.|
Setting a good example to your kids is the most important factor in getting them to eat right. I guess this is why the little man was never a reluctant eater; I was always there to cook for him, feed him, and eat with him. It's nice to hear Yue's praises for the food I cooked, but it's even more wonderful to see his hearty appetite and satisfied smile. That, for me, is the perfect way to kickstart my day.