Mornings can be a hectic time for all families. Whether you are trying to get kids ready for school or rushing to an early appointment,
it's easy to let breakfast fall by the wayside.
In fact, according to Sydney Local Health District Early Childhood Dietitian Kalliope Polyronis, one in four children in Australia skips breakfast.
"This sets them up for a whole day of poor concentration," she says. "For adults, it often means we’re likely to tuck into an unhealthy choice at our next meal time."
"Ensuring your kids have a breakfast based on wholegrain cereal or bread, milk or yoghurt and fruit will mean they'll perform better at school and have the endurance to stay active throughout the day," she says.
"It also means they are more likely to be eating well and getting into good habits earlier in life," she says.
Mrs Polyronis says it doesn't need to be gourmet - and there are ways for us all to be able to put breakie on our priority list.
Smart ideas for brekkie
Rushed for time in the morning? No need to skip breakfast!