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Research has confirmed that children who have a healthy breakfast are more likely to perform better in school.
The American Dietetic Association listed several behaviors and benefits of children who eat a healthy breakfast, including better concentration, better problem-solving skills, better hand-eye coordination, more alertness, more creativity, fewer missed school days, more physical activity and meeting daily nutritional requirements.
Children form their eating habits at a very young age, which is why it is so important not to have them skip meals, eat in front of the television, or eat a lot of junk food. Introducing kids to healthy foods and eating habits early can help them with their health for a lifetime.
Balanced meals with a combination of fiber, protein, and calcium are important for kids, especially at breakfast time. The American Dietetic Association stresses the importance on starting a child off with a healthy breakfast in spite of how rushed a typical morning can be, reminding that “when children skip breakfast, their bodies suffer all day long.” They give tips like planning the breakfast the night before, keeping the meal simple and, if all else fails, taking a simple breakfast to go on the way to school.
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