The Lunch of Champions?

No, once again, breakfast emerges as the most important meal for parents to focus on with their kids. Many children (and adults) still skip breakfast.

A study, published in the November 2000 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that teens who ate breakfast (at all) had much better overall nutrition than their peers, regardless of whether or not any of them took vitamins or nutritional supplements.

By the time children hit middle school or high school, parents have less and less impact over what children eat throughout the day. Encouraging them to eat a healthful breakfast puts them on a lifetime course towards improved nutrition.

Published on: October 26, 2000
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