The proof is in the pancakes. Studies have repeatedly shown that children who eat a healthy breakfast get higher grades, pay better attention in class and are less likely to fidget in their seats due to those distracting hunger pangs. The research also suggests children (and adults) who skip breakfast are more likely to overeat at their next meal, so eating a healthy breakfast will help them maintain a healthier weight and cholesterol level. "This doesn’t have to be hard," Daryl Minch, a family and community health sciences educator for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County, said. "A small bagel with peanut butter or cream cheese and fruit will give them staying power." Minch added that whole-grain cereals with low-fat milk, a bowl of oatmeal, scrambled eggs with whole wheat toast and, of course, a side of fruit also can do the trick.
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