Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Monday, June 7, 2010

Why Breakfast?

Why all the breakfast pictures?

Breakfast is important, and there's a lot of research now to support it, but you still have to find the time to make it and still have time for your kids to eat it.

According to the report The Learning Connection - by Action for Healthy Kids (

"Several studies, moreover, have shown a direct link between nutritional intake and academic performance. Transient hunger from missing meals and moderate under-nutrition can compromise cognitive development and school performance. Omitting breakfast can interfere with learning even in well-nourished children. Numerous studies have found that increased participation in School Breakfast Programs is associated with increases in academic test scores, daily attendance, and class participation, and it has also been linked to reductions in absences and tardiness. Both parents and teachers report that students participating in these breakfast programs are calmer in class and have more energy for studying." The footnotes cite the specific studies for those interested.

There's even some evidence (from the Dairy Council - the food lobby at school again) that eating breakfast at school maybe best of all. Read more at:

Show us your breakfast ideas!


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