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Breakfast Meal - The Most Important Meal For Children

Michelle Mirizzi • MS, Registered Dietitian • Jan 15, 2012

Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?


Here are just a few reasons why your child should eat breakfast:

  • Studies show that eating breakfast everyday is important in maintaining a healthy body weight.* Starting your child’s day with a healthy breakfast will also make them less likely to eat high-calorie snacks during the morning.
  • Eating a well balanced breakfast improves their intake of fiber, vitamins and minerals, especially iron and vitamin C; these nutrients are essential in a balanced diet. In fact, a good breakfast provides one-fourth to one-third of the day’s energy and nutrient needs.*
  • Children who eat a healthy breakfast tend to show improved academic performance, longer attention span, better healthy breakfast childrenattendance and decreased hyperactivity in school.*
  • Skipping breakfast will often make your child feel tired, restless or irritable by mid-morning. By eating breakfast, your child will have energy throughout the morning and help him/her concentrate better in class. This also means fewer trips to the school nurse’s office.










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Written by Michelle MirizziWritten on Jan 15, 2012Last updated on Jun 01, 2015


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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

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Breakfast is very important for kids! These breakfasts look tasty and are a good way for any kid to start out the day. Thanks for sharing! Check out the science behind the importance of breakfast, as well as some simple choices you can make for breakfast as soon as tomorrow:

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