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Children Need to Eat Breakfast

Research shows that children who eat breakfast get higher grades, better test scores and focus better in school.  When children run out of the house without breakfast, there’s a greater chance they will run out of energy by the middle of the day.  What can parents do to insure that children eat breakfast.

For younger children, parents can involve them in meal planning.  Serve unconventional breakfasts.  Why not have leftovers from last night’s dinner (which the child liked) for breakfast?  Send your child to school with energy bars which your child can eat during the day when their energy lags.  Protein and whole grains are better for your child than sugar-laden cereals.  But any breakfast is better than none at all.

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