Eat your Breakfast

1:00 AM

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. When we go to bed, the body has to work to keep us alive and that burns calories. We need to replenish our body when we wake up. Breakfast will help our body and mind function better during the day and help boost our metabolism to burn more calories.

Studies show that children who eat a good breakfast do better in school than children who do not. 
Children who eat a good breakfast tend to perform better in school, and have a better attendance and decreased hyperactivity.  Children who don't eat breakfast tend to perform not as well, and also tend to have behavior problems such as fighting, stealing, and not listening to their teachers (Dr. Ronald Kleinman, Harvard Medical School).


Myths and Facts about Eating Breakfast


Myth:  It is okay to skip breakfast, because it is not an important meal of the day.
Fact:  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Myth:  Eating breakfast will make you tired during the day.
Fact:  Breakfast provides the energy needed to start the day off right!
Myth:  A healthy breakfast consists of high protein, low carb foods such as eggs, sausage & bacon.
Fact:  A healthy breakfast consists of milk, fruits, and cereal.
Myth:  Children who eat breakfast tend to have poor performance in school.
Fact:  Children who eat a good breakfast perform better in school, pay more attention, are more creative, think better, score higher on tests
Myth:  Children who eat breakfast tend to be overweight.
Fact:  Children who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight.
Resources:
Murphy, M., Pagano, M., Nachmani, J., Sperling, P., Kane, S.  The relationship of school breakfast to psychosocial and academic functioning. 
Archives of Pediatric Adolescence.  1998; 152:899-909
Pollitt, E. Does breakfast make a difference in school?  Journal of the American Dietetics Association.  1995; 95:  1134-1139.
Foryet, J., Goodrick, K.  Weight management without dieting.  Nutrition Today.  1993; 28:4.
 


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