Although baked eggs, toasted bread and muesli or cornflakes are something we take for granted and we can't even imagine breakfast without fattening dishes, many foreign children would be absolutely horrified by such a breakfast.
In Japan, children start the day with boiled rice and natto soy porridge, in Jamaica they cannot imagine breakfast without peanut butter, in New Zealand they cover the toast with a kind of vegetable pate, in Amsterdam with chocolate crumbs, and in Cuba children already drink coffee.
Saki Suzuki, 2 years old, Tokyo
Saki starts the day with a bowl of steamed rice, natto soy sauce, miso soup, pickles, tamagoyaki egg omelette, and grilled salmon.
Doga Gunce Gursoy, 8 years old, Istanbul
Doga cannot imagine breakfast without cream cheese and honey, and the menu usually also includes olives, baked eggs, hot sucuk sausage, butter, hard-boiled eggs, various cheeses, fresh vegetables and various dips.
Nathanaël Witschi Picard, 6, Paris
When Nathanaël starts the day at his father's, for breakfast he usually chooses between fruit, tartine, baguette with butter and homemade jam, cereal with milk and orange juice. During the weekend, he is also allowed to eat a sweet croissant and a pancake with chocolate spread.
Emily Kathumba, 7, Malawi
Emily's breakfast consists of corn porridge phala, fried corn, onion, garlic and chilli pancakes, boiled sweet potato and hibiscus tea. When she is allowed, she also has a cup of sweet black tea. Emily is lucky because half of Malawian children are malnourished.
Birta Gudrun Brynjarsdottir, 3 years old, Reykjavik
Birta's breakfast consists of hafragrautur porridge, topped with maple syrup and a splash of lysi fish oil, which gives her plenty of vitamin D.
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