1. Eat breakfast.
2. Second, eat a healthy breakfast.
Does your box of cereal have zero fiber on the nutrition label (click here to learn how to read a nutrition label)? Is sugar is listed as one of the first ingredients? If so, it's not a healthy choice. A breakfast of fruit, whole grains and/or protein will give you energy for the morning and the rest of the day. As USDA nutritionist, Liz, says, "When we eat peanut butter sandwiches, we add raisins for sweetness. This way we add in another food group without a lot of added sugars." Use raisins instead of sugary jelly; that's a great tip!
3. Make it whole wheat.
Instead of plain white bread, plain pancake mix or a plain bagel, make it whole wheat (just look for "whole wheat" as the first ingredient). Whole wheat bread has more fiber and nutrients than white bread and the same goes for pancakes and bagels.
Add a few slices of fruit or a handful of walnuts, and you've got a well rounded breakfast!