Breakfast

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 4.00.17 PMBy Amy Korth, MS, RD, UW-Extension State Specialist & Melinda Stuart, MS, RD, Waukesha County Family Living Educator

Preschoolers are growing and changing at a fast pace. Starting healthy eating habits, such as eating breakfast, is important to maintain their growth and activity levels.  How can parents and caregivers encourage preschool children to eat a healthy breakfast?

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