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In Their Own Words: Why Parents Give Kids Carnation Breakfast Essentials®

When it comes to setting your children up for success, whether it’s to be healthy, do well in school or just feel good about themselves, you want to turn to a trusted partner.


That’s why many moms, parents of all types and caregivers turn to Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drinks. A brand that began in the 1960s, you might’ve grown up with Carnation Breakfast Essentials® at your own breakfast table – and maybe your parents did, too! In just one convenient carton, your kids can start the day with a nutrient-dense breakfast drink packed with protein, vitamins and minerals.


Why Parents Love Carnation Breakfast Essentials®


Carnation Breakfast Essentials® is a quick and easy nutritional breakfast drink that delivers a delicious, kid-approved taste. To help kids have a great start to their day, each Carnation Breakfast Essentials® drink is packed with essential nutrients to help nourish their bodies.


In each Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Original ready-to-drink single-serve carton, you will find:


  • 10 grams of protein to help support growth and help build and maintain muscle  

  • Vitamins C and D - key nutrients for immune support (100% daily value (DV)of vitamin C and 50% DV of vitamin D)  

  • 240 nutrient-rich calories for nutritional energy  

  • 25% DV of calcium to help build strong bones  


The cartons themselves are packaged in recyclable containers as a convenient, on-the-go breakfast option.


Delicious Flavors for Every Taste


Kids love the taste, too! The Original ready-to-drink cartons come in these kid-approved flavors:


  • Rich Milk Chocolate  

  • Classic French Vanilla  

  • Creamy Strawberry  

  • Cookies n Crème  

  • Mixed Berry  


The same vitamins, minerals and protein content of the Original ready-to-drink products are also found in our licensed products:


  • Golden Grahams Flavored Nutritional Drink  

  • Kellogg’s® Froot Loops® Flavored Nutritional Drink  

  • Kellogg’s® Frosted Flakes® Flavored Nutritional Drink  

  • Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats Flavored Nutritional Drink  

  • Cinnabon® Flavored Nutritional Drink  


What Moms Say About Carnation Breakfast Essentials®


Don’t just take our word for it – hear what moms across the country are saying about Carnation Breakfast Essentials®:


Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis is a blogger and founder of Today’s The Best Day online community for moms. A busy mom of three kids of her own, Danielle knows firsthand what it’s like to juggle daily to-do’s. In fact, she writes quite a bit on her blog about strategies to simplify your life.


For one, Danielle looks to Carnation Breakfast Essentials® as a quick and reliable way to help give her kids the nutrition they need each morning:


“One thing that I always try to make a priority in our day is to get my kids their essential nutrients to start off their day - and that is where Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drinks swoop in to help save the day!”


Portia Gorman

A former family therapist turned homeschooling mom and blogger, Portia writes at Inspired Chick. When she isn’t traveling or putting together delicious recipes, Portia is making sure her three kids are starting the day right with a convenient, nutrient-packed breakfast that takes little time to prepare.


“We’re NOT morning people, and thanks to Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drinks we don’t have to be. The key to getting ahead is getting started, and with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, we’re on our way!”


What Do You Think?


We’d love to hear from you! Share how Carnation Breakfast Essentials® helps your family get the day started right. Leave us a review or post on social media with the hashtag #carnationbreakfastessentials.




*Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Light Start® Drinks do not contain artificial flavors or colors, but do contain artificial sweeteners

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