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What do your teens eat for breakfast?

I can't get my 3 year old, 14 year old or my 12 year old to eat breakfast!! Sometimes they just eat cereal, but 9 out of 10 times, nothing.

They go the entire day without the breakfast.

For the 3 year old, it's not a big deal. We're home all day, he can eat when he's hungry. The other two older kids are my concern. They are in school all day, eat junk for lunch, then a snack when they get home.

How can I get them to eat breakfast? (I've already explained that it's the most important meal of the day!)

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Asked by AtHomeMommy-3 at 9:01 AM on Sep. 21, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (18)
  • I'm only 22 and i remember being in high school i dont think any of my friends ate breakfast and neither did I, not sure why just wasnt really hungry.

    Answer by AWebber212 at 9:06 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • The only thing I could get my kids to take as they ran out the door was a drink of Instant Breakfast or eggnog. GL

    Answer by elizabr at 9:12 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • My 10 year old isn't hungry in the morning, but doesn't have lunch until 1. He will drink a Carnation "Breakfast Essentials" which is pretty much loaded with sugar, but it does have some vitamins/minerals added and I figure it's better than nothing.

    Answer by missanc at 9:22 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Cereal... He eats most days because he suffers from migraines, and if he doesn't eat he knows it could make the headaches much worse... So he listens to his Dr., which helped a lot, and he eats...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:34 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Nothing for my 14 year old... She is so picky, not a cereal bar, bagel, fruit nothing.

    I remember when I was like that, I never ate breakfast. Shame on me...

    They just don't get it, wow, I will try a smoothy or drink..... What teen does not like chocolate-Ovaltine-that is what my dad made me drink and you know what I loved it... Better then nothing...

    Answer by KFree907 at 9:40 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Cereal Bars, Granola Bars, Fruit, Juice.....Bagel, Toast, Coffee, Tea

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:51 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • My son eats at school most days and will eat granola bar, cereal, frozen sausage biscuit, poptart, blueberry muffins, doughnut, eggs...anything. LOL He has always eaten breakfast and prefers it over any meal.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:02 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • they eat cereal during the week maybe even toast bread but the weekends are made for a nice sit down breakfast

    Answer by diana398 at 10:40 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • My kids eat bagels

    Answer by sherryv07 at 11:25 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Cereal or granola bars.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:48 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

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