By Andrew R. Usery, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Jessamine Medical and Diagnostics Center

Mornings can be hectic, especially once kids head back to school. Parents are rushing around, trying to get students in the car or to the bus stop on time and typically eating a healthy breakfast is the last thing on your mind during this mad-dash.

Quick, sugary snacks become the go-to in an effort to just get something in the child’s stomach before starting the day, but these foods can leave kids feeling sluggish even before they make it to the afternoon.

A good, healthy breakfast may take extra time in the mornings but the benefits it will provide your child make it worth the while.
A healthy breakfast can help:
  • Increase concentration
  • Improve success in the classroom
  • Improve mood
  • Help maintain weight
  • Establish healthy habits
Combining good carbohydrates, fiber and protein will help give your child the start to the day they need and set them up for success in school.
For more information about diet needs specific to your child, ask your doctor. If your child does not have a doctor we would like to help. To set up an appointment for your child, please call (859) 258-4362 or visit
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Andrew R. Usery, MD is board-eligible in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He provides services in primary care in both fields and his professional interests include behavior and mental health as well as comprehensive preventive services and general internal medicine services to adult and pediatric patients, including routine health maintenance and vaccinations, newborn and infant care and management of complicated/comorbid health problems in all ages.