Breakfast of Champions

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Children who eat breakfast do better in school, state researchers at the University of Cardiff in Wales. The researchers reviewed diets and school performance of more than 3,000 students between the ages of 9- and 11-years-old. They found that those kids who ate a healthy breakfast scored higher on SAT tests and were up to two times as likely to achieve at least average grades compared to those who skipped breakfast. The researchers conclude that, “…this study…offers the strongest evidence yet of links between aspects of what pupils eat and how well they do at school, which has significant implications for education and public health policy.”

Littlecott H, More G, More L, et al: Association between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes in 9-11-year-old children. Public Health Nutrition 2015;September 28:1-8.

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