Research has shown that breakfast is essential to ensure kids start the day out right and help get the daily nutrition they need
Holly Robinson Peete, actress and mother of four, knows first-hand the challenges of juggling a hectic schedule while trying to ensure her kids have breakfast to start the day out right, and help get the daily nutrition they need. As school is now back in full swing and activities such as homework and sports and band practices are ramping up, sticking to a good morning routine is more important than ever – and likely more difficult to do. Although most parents start out the school year with the best intentions of sticking to the morning routine, busy schedules can take over and disrupt good habits. That’s why Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ and Holly are teaming up to offer nutritious and simple solutions for the morning routine.
“I like to describe my mornings as ‘controlled madness’ – on a good day I have less than an hour to get my kids out of bed, showered and dressed, teeth brushed, fed and out the door to school,” said Holly. “At the start of the school year, I know I am diligent about sticking with a good morning routine for my kids, but as school and activities gear up, I have to find easy ways to stay on track and make sure my kids get balanced nutrition for their busy day.”
In fact, up to 30% of middle and high school students skip breakfast 1 , 2 missing important nutrients that are unlikely to be made up later in the day.3-5 Furthermore, research has shown that kids and adolescents who eat breakfast tend to have better dietary habits and make healthier eating choices throughout the day.6-8
“One of my biggest challenges as a mom is to make sure my kids get breakfast. With busy mornings, it is essential that my kids get the nutrition they need,” said Holly. “I want to set my kids up for success, especially during the school year. Knowing there are easy, nutritious options such as Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ puts my mind at ease that I am making good choices for my kids.”
Each serving of Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ provides a rich source of protein and 21 vitamins and minerals, including twice the protein of an egg, twice the calcium of a 6-oz cup of yogurt, twice the vitamin D of an 8-oz glass of milk and twice the vitamin C of a 4-oz cup of orange juice.
“At Nestle Health Science, not only do we understand how important it is for kids to start the day off right, we also try to make it easy for mom and dad,” said David Yates, North American Region Head for the Nestle HealthCare Nutrition business, which is part of Nestle Health Science. “Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ is a nutritious breakfast drink that provides balanced nutrition.”
To find information and helpful tips on nutrition, to access hundreds of delicious recipes and to download a coupon, visit www.carnationbreakfastessentials.com or the Carnation Breakfast Essentials Facebook page.