Do not skip breakfast, kids!!!!
Did you know that more than one-third of teens are now overweight
or at risk of becoming overweight? An estimated 12 to 34 percent of
children and adolescents skip breakfast on a regular basis, a number
that increases with age. A study confirmed that adolescents who skip breakfast have a higher risk of being overweight and teenagers who
skip breakfast tend to eat snacks with high calories before lunch.
Why are they skipping breakfast? Because they are rushed in the
morning. Preparing a healthy breakfast doesn't need to take a whole
hour. A simple, healthy breakfast that is good enough can be a bagel
with cream cheese with a fresh fruit smoothie. A traditional Japanese breakfast is even better, and easy too. For miso soup, it doesn't have
to be a traditional tofu and seaweed miso soup. You can be creative.
My favorite miso soup when I was young was one with bacon, egg,
potato and onion. You can even cook it the night before and warm it
up in the morning! One thing I am very proud of is that my sons have
never missed breakfast in their lives, and they have grown up very
healthy and happy.