Whether you think breakfast really is the most important meal of the day or you’re pretty sure that’s cereal industry hokum, science shows that a lot of breakfast foods can make your kid smarter. Oatmeal, blueberries, eggs and flax seed all have studies attributing increased focus, cognitive function and memory capacity to them – and all 4 can be prepared in ways to get past even the pickiest eaters. Take flax, which might taste like bird seed on it’s own, but can be toasted with honey to make it almost candy-like. And say what you will about the French, but their traditional pancake, which is mostly egg with barely any flour, will still give your kid the same protein and memory cell-creating choline they’d get from the fried eggs they won’t eat. If your kid turns down pancakes, consider taking them to the doctor.