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THE BREAKFAST "A"DVANTAGE

Children who EAT Breakfast      Children who SKIP Breakfast

·        Do better in school

·        Do not perform as well in school

·        Have higher math & reading scores

·        Have generally lower math & reading scores

·        Have greater attention in school

·        Are less focused in school

·        Are more alert, energetic

·        Are more tired

·        Are less moody

·        Are more irritable, moody, anxious

·        Have less behavioral problems

·        Have greater behavioral problems

·        Go to the nurse’s office at school less often

·        Go to the nurse’s office more frequently (often complaining of “tummy aches”)

·        Have higher attendance records

·        Lower attendance records

·        Are more likely to make better food choices

·        More likely to make poor food choices, higher in fat, sugar, carbs – to create instant “energy” boost; but short-acting

·        Are more likely to eat foods with essential minerals, calcium, vitamins, and nutrients

·        Less likely to get daily requirements of essential nutrients

·        Are less likely to gain weight; more likely to maintain normal body weight

·        More likely to gain weight, become overweight

·        Have lower cholesterol levels, important for heart health

·        Higher cholesterol levels, leading to potential future heart disease

·        Help their bodies develop and maintain muscle, hair, and nail growth

·        Can harm growth and development in children & teens

·         Have less incidence of tooth decay

·        Have greater incidence of tooth decay