Children tend to mimic their parents’ behavior, and more often, their mistakes. Teaching children healthy eating habits at an early age will keep them from having to change bad habits later. Eating is something we do throughout the day and often as a family. You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the USDA agrees. Eating breakfast improves attention span, concentration and learning ability. A healthy breakfast of whole grains, fruit and low-fat dairy products is a great way to start the day.