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Why should kids eat breakfast?

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Children's growing bodies need the nutrients and fuel. Most children don’t get all the vitamins and minerals they need from just lunch and dinner.

Kids who don’t eat in the morning have a harder time focusing, and they become more tired in school. They may also be cranky or restless.

Their school work can suffer, too. One study showed that kids who ate breakfast had higher test scores than those who didn’t.

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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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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