Raise your hand if you’re guilty of skipping breakfast.
Or having coffee for breakfast.
Considering our children develop their eating habits by watching us, this isn’t a good thing.
Here are some important stats about families skipping breakfast:
It’s not groundbreaking news that breakfast provides us and our kids with the nutrition and fuel our bodies need. And we all know that eating oatmeal and other whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and promote overall good health. But, busy mornings and finicky kids can make it hard to find the time to make something that is both nutritious and delicious.
Did you know that..
- Nearly 60% of U.S. parents of children ages 3-17 admit that their child skips breakfast, with more than half of U.S. Moms wishing their child ate a more nutritious breakfast.
- 58% of U.S. Moms say they skip breakfast regularly. 46% of Moms who skip breakfast say they do so because they do not have enough time to prepare or eat it.
- 57% of single adults say the number one reason they skip breakfast is that they don’t have enough time to prepare it.
- While 71% of U.S. adults agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, 67% of those admit to skipping breakfast.
*Results of 2011 Children’s Nutrition Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for Seneca Farms
That’s a lot of breakfast skipping. When I was given the chance to review the Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit – I immediately thought about the fast, easy, breakfast solution I needed for those crazy mornings!
Here’s the product information:
Just launched in April, it is the perfect choice for anyone who has trouble finding time for breakfast in the morning. In less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, heat the six-ounce microwaveable cup – no milk or water necessary – in the microwave for 45 seconds. Seneca’s Oatmeal & Fruit has no trans fats or cholesterol, and is a great source of Vitamin C.
Currently available in Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach, Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit can be found nationally at Walmart and at a wide variety of retail grocery stores. For a detailed store list, visit www.seneca-farms.com <http://www.seneca-farms.com/> . Seneca Farms plans to expand its flavors later this year with Oatmeal & Fruit Cranberry Apple, and Oatmeal – Maple & Brown Sugar.
Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is not only a quick and healthy breakfast option, but it is a satisfying mid-afternoon snack and it even works as part of a healthy weight loss plan for those looking to lose or maintain weight loss.
My thoughts? It’s pretty tasty! I enjoyed both flavors (although I admit I am a sucker for ANYTHING peaches) and my kids did too. The cups were so easy to use, and I really liked that I didn’t have to mess with packets or measuring water. 🙂 I love that the portions are controlled too – as long as someone (ahem my dear hubby) doesn’t want more than one cup!
Personally, from an environmental standpoint, I don’t see using these for every day, but they are a perfect “grab and go” solution for my family when we just don’t have time for a full breakfast. These will certainly be on the list for the hotel the next time we do a family weekend away!