My parents insisted that we ate breakfast every morning. Normally it was a kind of grain, but on cold days we could have something hot. In our teenage year we lived in a farm and breakfast was necessary to make sure we could get the things we should do.
Do not go over it : Even asleep, we burn calories. It is necessary to have a little fuel to start the day and breakfast is there. Our children also have growth. We do not need unnecessarily three eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast, but a healthy breakfast is important.
Check the grain : Not all grains are good for us. Some of the cereals we think bought to be are not. Look for sugar and fat content before you buy it. Also note that the section "with milk" assumes that you do not use 100% milk. You should also calculate it. If it goes over the breakfast budget, you might find the kids a new favorite grain.
This is something you must be stuck on. My mother did not buy super sweet grains. The sweetest we had thought was Raisin Bran. We whined and complained about some but she was stuck. Like mother and grandmother, I understand why.
Waffles do not count : Yes, it's easy to hold two waffles in a toaster, add butter and syrup and call it breakfast. It will increase your blood sugar quickly and then it will drop it. This can make the first few classes a child takes difficult. If waffles are part of the breakfast, make sure there are enough other things to keep the sugar levels stable.
Recommended : The first thing I recommend is a conversation with a nutritionist. Most doctors and pediatricians can refer to one, and some insurance companies cover it under preventive treatment. You can explain your child's likes and dislikes as well as cultural food problems and elaborate healthy menus.
Once you've done it, you'll need to create a calorie budget. Caloriesperhour.com can help. The budget is like a bank. What is being done physically is a deposit. What is consumed is a withdrawal. At the end of the day you will have more calories in the account if you want to lose weight and a fair amount if you just maintain your current rate. For growing children, the nutritionist can provide you with an appropriate calorie budget.