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What happens to kids who skip breakfast?

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Kids who skip breakfast are more likely to eat junk food during the day and be overweight. One study showed that teenagers who ate breakfast every day had a lower body mass index (BMI) -- a measure of body fat based on height and weight -- than teens who never ate the meal or who sometimes did.

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Breakfast Basics.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Breaking the Fast.”

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: “Breakfast.”

Kaiser Permanente: “The Importance of Eating a Good Breakfast.”

American Diabetes Association: “The Importance of Breakfast.”

Brown, A.W. , published online Sept. 4, 2013. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “The Breakfast Debate: New Study Determines Whether It Helps With Weight Loss.”

The Hospital for Sick Children: “The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast.”

American Academy of Pediatricians: “The Case for Eating Breakfast.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 27, 2018

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Breakfast Basics.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Breaking the Fast.”

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: “Breakfast.”

Kaiser Permanente: “The Importance of Eating a Good Breakfast.”

American Diabetes Association: “The Importance of Breakfast.”

Brown, A.W. , published online Sept. 4, 2013. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “The Breakfast Debate: New Study Determines Whether It Helps With Weight Loss.”

The Hospital for Sick Children: “The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast.”

American Academy of Pediatricians: “The Case for Eating Breakfast.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 27, 2018

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