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Q: what are four ways in which breakfast is found to improve the performance on young people?

- Liss, Sydney, New South Wales

 

A: Hi Liss. Breakfast is an important meal of the day. Kids who skip breakfast find it hard to make up for those lost nutrients and may find they lack the energy to perform certain tasks effectively in the class room.

In fact, children who have breakfast get better cognitive and behavioural scores than kids that don’t. What’s more, we know that it’s the kids that eat breakfast cereal who have better nutrient intakes across the day, are more likely to meet their nutrient requirements and are less likely to be overweight.

All in all, there are plenty of reasons for kids to grab a quick bowl of cereal for brekkie.

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