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8 Smart Breakfast Foods for Healthy Kids
Smart Ways to Start the Day

Smart Ways to Start the Day

There’s more to breakfast than a bowl of cereal. A healthy breakfast, that is. Though cereal tops most kids’ breakfast lists (and you can find many whole-grain options these days), a hearty breakfast that will keep your kids energized, focused and sharp all day long requires a bit more depth—not only good carbs, but some fiber and protein, as well. If you mix what your kids like with healthier options, they’re more likely to eat breakfast--and studies show students who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom. Here are a few A-plus breakfast foods to help your kids kickstart each day in a healthy way.

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