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Nutritious Breakfast Gives Kids Fuel for the Brain

By Debra K. Whaley, M.D. - Boys Town Pediatrics

An alarming number of school-aged children do not eat breakfast each morning. In fact, according to the American Dietetic Association, more than 40 percent of girls and 32 percent of boys skip breakfast on a regular basis.

Many parents wonder why not eating breakfast is such a problem, especially if their children eat a midmorning snack instead. The reason is simple. Children who do not eat breakfast do not consume the necessary nutrients for their bodies to produce the energy needed to concentrate in school and to adequately complete learning responsibilities.

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