Skipping Breakfast Negatively Impacts Kids’ School Performance

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

We’ve all often heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it literally breaks the fast that we endured overnight while sleeping. This meal gives us that boost of energy to make sure our days are off to a great start. This is especially important for children as they head off to school every morning.

Helping children enjoy and create a tradition of always eating breakfast.

Registered dietician Katie Bradley notes that when children skip breakfast, it can negatively impact their performance at school that day. Without food in their system, they will have lower blood sugar, which means less energy, and they will be more likely to get distracted by feelings of hunger.

She suggests some quick and easy breakfast ideas to get your kids started on the right track before school each day!

  • Breakfast burritos with egg and cheese
  • Cereal and fresh fruit
  • Peanut butter and bagel with orange juice
  • Yogurt with toppings such as berries, nuts, or granola

Making sure your kids are well fed is crucial to ensuring that they have a fun, enjoyable, and successful day at school, and even after school!

For breakfast recipe ideas, take a look at the recipe database from Fill Your Plate!

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