Does breakfast often get overlooked during those hectic school mornings? Most parents would respond that breakfast can certainly fall through the cracks of a busy morning. But did you know that children need breakfast to succeed?
As adults, we are told that skipping breakfast can be linked to health risks, such as high blood pressure and obesity. For children, breakfast aids as a tool to help them learn throughout the day. According to NPR, “Dozens of studies from as far back as the 1950s have consistently shown that children who eat breakfast perform better academically than those who don’t.”
Kids are fasting between 6 to 9 hours a night while they sleep and when they wake up their bodies need a new supply of glucose in order to provide the brain with fuel. When they skip breakfast their bodies go into a stressful state of fasting, and therefore their brain and metabolism slow. To keep your kids from doing poorly in school, make sure you are giving them a good foundation to fuel their brains and bodies.
We surveyed kids ages 7 to 13 and asked them what their favorite breakfast foods are and here is what they had to say…
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Greek Yogurt and Granola
- French Toast with Berries
- Breakfast Burrito
- Oatmeal with Apple Slices
- English Muffin with Peanut Butter
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