So what about those apparently super-healthy options in the cereal aisle?
Well, Honor's not having a bar of it.
"We have an entire aisle of a supermarket dedicated to breakfast, which is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, and it is almost all processed and high in sugar!
"It's completely ridiculous.
"The healthy stars on those cereal boxes make a lot of people in the nutrition industry very angry.
"They are only on processed foods and it is misleading. You don't see a star on a banana or a bottle of milk, do you? Yet they are, by far, better options."
It's the old adage, Honor, says: Don't believe everything you see and read in the supermarket.
What kids do see and read, however, and take particular note of, is their parents' breakfast eating habits.
"Kids will emulate what they see you do," she says.
"It's not what you say, it's what you do."
So a quick coffee and piece of toast on the run (and let's face it, how many people are guilty of that in the morning?) is sending all the wrong messages to your kids.
"It is hugely important that kids have parents with a good understanding of just how important breakfast is.
"It should be a whole family thing.
"Start with the parents. If they can revamp their diet and work on their understanding of food and what is a good option, then that will also flow on to the kids.
"Parents are also more in touch with how they feel after eating certain types of food. They have an emotional understanding of how it makes them feel and how they physically and emotionally respond.
"That enables them to identify that in their children and then be able to explain why it is important."
To Honor, there is no overstating the need for a good brekky. It makes or breaks a day.
"We all know there have been debates and mixed research about things like the cholesterol in egg yolks and whether something like bacon and eggs is good for you.
"But it all comes back to good, slow release energy food and avoiding anything highly processed or high in sugar."
Honor's Breakfast Dos:
Look for whole foods
- Remember what our grandparents did
- Stick to oats and raw muesli
- Bacon and eggs (and even steak and a sausage or some beans) are winners
- Mix it up – have a variety of different foods and try different flavours
- Lead by example – parents should make sure they are practicing what they preach in eating a good healthy breakfast
- Smoothies are a great source of energy, vitamins and fibre
- Add nuts, seeds, goji berries, honey, other fresh berries, LSA, and other slow-release whole additions to your breakfast
- Invest in a nutri-bullet or blender
Honor's Breakfast Don'ts:
Avoid processed foods
- Avoid sugary foods
- Don't listen to the stars
- Eat real fruit not processed juices
- Don't skip breakfast
Good Brekky ideas:
- Bacon and Eggs
- Scrambled Eggs
- Oats with honey, nuts, berries and seeds
- Milk – almond, coconut, dairy (if digestible)