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Breakfast at home or at school?

During the school year, does your child eat breakfast at home or at school? If they eat at home, what do they normally eat? If they eat at school, how much is the cost of breakfast? Do you eat breakfast with your child?

I am curious about this because my son will be starting Pre-K in the 2 weeks. He has always eaten breakfast at his preschool at 8 every day or if we have been home then I will make breakfast but we normally don't worry about having to be any where at a certain time so I have always taken my time with breakfast. I asked my son what he wants and he says both, so I will probably make him breakfast on certain days and on the other days he can eat at school. Anyways, I am looking for some breakfast ideas that are fast to make but healthy.

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Asked by JeremysMom at 10:09 AM on Jul. 24, 2009 in

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  • school.. we dont have time in the moring, PLUS he goes to the before school program and gets there on time for it... An hez in the after school program so worries there eather.. i pay for it let them eat there..

    Answer by ArlieBeeMee at 10:19 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • home.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 10:27 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • My younger son's school (elementary) has a fully-funded breakfast and lunch program, so he usually eats breakfast at school. Depending on the day, it may be: pig in a blanket, yogurt and granola, cereal, or bagels w/cream cheese. Always included is 1% milk, juice and fruit.

    If he eats at home, it depends on what he wants, but usually it's one of the above. He says he prefers eating at school because he doesn't feel rushed to finish to get to the bus.

    Answer by geminilove at 10:30 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Home usually. They like waffles, cereal, cinnamon toast, turkey sausage, oatmeal, fresh fruit, french toast, scrambled eggs...and my 2YO loves chicken nuggets for breakfast, oy. They don't usually eat alot for breakfast, but I don't worry too much because their first snack at school is at 9:00ish. If we are super late they eat a nutrigrain bar in the car on the way.

    Answer by gramsmom at 10:35 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • My daughter likes a bagel with cream cheese, cereal, fried egg and waffle or pancake (the frozen kind) or a bagelfuls on school days.

    Answer by ria7 at 10:36 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • we don't have a breakfast program.

    so its at home.

    usually cereal, oatmeal, waffles, apple and peanut butter sandwiches. whatever they feel like really. I believe that the breakfast needs to be the biggest meal in the day so i try to have them eat LOTS.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 10:43 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • at home. I always make them some instant breakfast, and then they have a banana and either some cereal or yogurt.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:06 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Most school districts have breakfast programs for low-income students. Lunch programs are usually open to any student, and some costs are subsidized depending on income.

    I would rather my kids eat at home. It's just another opportunity for me to spend time with them and talk about their day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Both. It depends on our gs's or what's on the menu at school...
    As for what he eats at home, usually bagels, eggs & toast or a bowl of cereal...
    Our school has a breakfast/lunch program the price is usually .90 for breakfast and
    $1.50 for lunch full price, we also offer reduced and free lunches if you qualify. So I don't mind
    the cost or him going to school for breakfast and he almost always buys lunch.

    Answer by gmasboy at 12:04 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Our school doesn't feed the kids breakfast, so it's at home or nothing. They prefer cereal or oatmeal. If they get moving fast enough, I'll sometimes make them toast and scrambled eggs, but there are mornings when they just can't seem to get moving faster than a snails pace.

    Answer by debra_benge at 12:26 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

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