If you habitually accompany their breakfast with something sweet, they’ll naturally develop an increased liking for it. Children are biologically programmed to prefer sweeter food and drink, so when they’re regularly fed with added sugars, they’ll always crave for it, heightening their risks for a number of diseases.

Hence, instead of feeding them cereals, packed fruit juice, chocolate milk, and other sugary breakfast meals, switch to real food such as eggs, peanut butter, and oats. They aren’t sweet, but flavorful enough to please a child’s taste buds.