WANT to prepare a good breakfast but not sure how? Dietitian Anna Jacob, who reckons that kids need 15 to 20 minutes to eat breakfast properly, offers some tips:
» Plan what you want to serve for breakfast the day before. If your child is mature enough, discuss what he would like to have. Involving him could make him more enthusiastic about breakfast.
» Ensure that the breakfast table is set the night before to make things easier in the morning.
» Wake your child up a little earlier so that he has time to eat in a calm manner.
» Keep the breakfast simple so that it doesn't take too long to prepare. A sandwich made with wholegrain bread with tuna or cheese will provide carbohydrates and protein and can be ready in minutes. Add a glass of milk for protein, calcium and vitamins.
» If you can't pack fruit, adding tomatoes and lettuce in the sandwich will add vitamins and fibre.
» Keep to this routine so that he gets used to waking up and eating in the morning.
» Sit down and eat with him. This will help you supervise his eating habit, plus you'll provide a great role model for him.