Child Nutrition Fact #1

Children who eat breakfast perform better at school

Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast perform better at school, yet many children skip breakfast (1,2). In general, those who have healthy eating habits when your are more likely to have healthy diets as adults too (3).

References:

(1)Simeon DT, et al. Effects of missing breakfast on the cognitive functions of school children of differing nutritional status. Am J Clin Nutr. 1989; 49:646-53

(2)Kleinmann RE, et al. Diet, breakfast and academic performance in children. Ann Nutr Metab 2002;46(suppl 1):24-30

(3)Story M. The third school nutrition dietary assessment study: findings and policy implications for improving the health of US children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Feb; 109(2 suppl):S7-13

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