Lack of Breakfast = Lack of Vital Nutrients
New research highlights the importance of eating breakfast, especially for children. A recent study from the UK showed that children who didn’t eat breakfast regularly lacked key nutrients, while those who did met nutritional guidelines when they were tested. Adequate nutrition in childhood years is associated with healthy development and academic achievement. Schools can play a key role in addressing nutrient deficiency in students by offering free and low-cost breakfast options both before school and in the classroom.
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