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does your high schooler eat breakfast in the morning?

my almost 16 year old son doesnt eat in the morning. it sort of worries me. i buy bagels, yogurt, cereal (i work and dont have time to cook a full breakfast) and only occasionally will he make a bagel but he takes it with him so idk if he eats it or when.

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Asked by faerie75 at 11:56 AM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I make my son eat. If he doesn't he buys some breakfast at school (or so he says). I make it for him. If I didn't, he wouldn't eat. Sometimes I make him a shake with Carnation instant breakfast, a banana and a yogurt and milk.

    Answer by mompam at 11:58 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Never. He's pyroluric so he'll never be a breakfast eater unless breakfast starts at 10 am. I'm the same way, I can't stand to eat in the morning.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 11:59 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Mine likes to eat at school if he eats. And sometimes eats at home.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:59 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • yes my son will eat if its later and he woke up leisurely. but not when he gets up for school..

    Comment by faerie75 (original poster) at 12:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Sometimes - like me its rare, we just aren't hungry in the morning. He will usually have a bowl of cereal or make an egg and cheese sandwich if he does eat.

    Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 12:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • my 8th grader doesnt, she says shes not hungry in the morning so we make sure she has a snack if she gets hungry before lunch.

    Answer by cassie_m at 12:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • they had cereal or toast in the morning. I am not a breakfast person so they must have gotten it from me

    Answer by mamak57 at 12:09 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I had this issue with my youngest son from 6th grade on. One morning he looked in the fridge and out of the blue asked if he could eat leftover spagheti for breakfast. My first instinct was to cringe and say no, but I was so happy he wanted to eat anything at all, so I said yes. What I discovered was he isn't a breakfast food eater in the morning. Some of my friends really gave me a hard time..but if I have to choose between him eating chicken, or spaghetti or even pizza in the morning VS something gooey and sugary or nothing at all..I'll take leftovers.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:09 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • My 15 yr old dd never has been much for breakfast. She'll usually have coffee and toast or a granola bar. Sadly she takes after me.

    Answer by GrammaBev at 1:23 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I make them breakfast every morning that way I know for sure that they eat something before they start the day.

    Answer by cbj1957 at 3:25 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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