The Breakfast Back to School Juggle: Our goal as parents is to teach our children to make healthy choices for a lifetime AND get them to school on time. The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is true. Breakfast gets your child’s metabolism started. Your child will be faced with difficult tasks as soon as they hit the door. His or her brain needs energy to function. Mornings are stressful for all, so try to brainstorm breakfasts that are nutritious and can be had on the go. If you can make banana pancakes and turkey sausage in the morning, awesome! For those of us who can’t, a smoothie made with frozen berries and protein powder fits the bill,too. Beware of juice because it is just really kiddie soda. Fruit is a healthier choice because of the fiber; you know the peel and pith that are harder to eat 🙂
About Dr. Laurie Berger
Dr. Laurie Berger graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She is board certified and has been a partner with West Plano Pediatrics since 1998. Dr. Berger has received many awards including “Best Pediatrician” by the Plano Star Courier, Mom Approved doctor by the readers of Dallas Child magazine and D Magazines best pediatrician. She regularly is interviewed on the nightly news. In addition, she teaches resident doctors in two departments; Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Berger is on the Board of The Family Place which is an organization dedicated to ending family violence. In 2013, she established a medical clinic on the safe campus of The Family Place and continues as the medical director.