Registered dietitian Dana Nahai says the key is planning and prep, because you need to include something from three different food groups: whole grains, proteins and fresh or frozen fruits.
Many parents turn to cereal in the morning, but Dana says don't eat it every day. Even the organic breakfast cereals have a lot of hidden sugar and sodium in them.
But making a change doesn't mean you have to cook when you wake up. Prepare some foods the night before, like oatmeal, with a little bit of milk and brown sugar. Let it cool and place it in the refrigerator.
In the morning just reheat it and add some fruit, such as blueberries.
You can also make whole wheat waffles, adding yogurt, fruit and nuts - or another option -- an apple sandwich. You can spread peanut butter on apple slices, and put it in a whole grain pita.
Dana also suggests some deli ham, some mild-flavored mozzarella, placed in the tortilla and folded like a crepe.
Making a healthy breakfast does take some preparation, but if you do your homework, you can help your child get the best start to his day.