Studies: elementary school students showed improved academic performance and behavior when they ate breakfast; adults who ate breakfast maintained higher blood sugar levels, quicker recall, and better overall memory performance than those who skipped it. Eating breakfast increases blood sugar levels and leads to greater mental clarity during the day. (Small, Gary, M.D. The Memory Bible. NY: Hyperion, 2002, pp 151-153)

Eating breakfast allows you to restock the energy stores that have been depleted overnight and begin the day with a tank full of the right fuel. Sending yourself to work or your child to school without breakfast is like trying to use a cordless power tool without ever recharging the battery. (Sears, Bill, MD. Brainy Breakfasts: How breakfast can improve school and work performance. 2006. Article.)

Sugary starchy foods should be avoided in school as they make the brain groggy. High-fiber food, protein, yogurt, soy milk (better than cow’s milk) help the child to stay away and promote brain cell growth. (Gurian, Michael, PhD, and Patricia Henley, with Terry Trueman. Boys and Girls Learn Differently! CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001, pp 86-89)

Indicates that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast helps to ensure that there is an abundance of energy at the very beginning of the day to help prevent negative physiologic effects that might occur during stressful situations. (Kaiser, Jon D., MD. Immune Power. NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1993, p 23)

Studies: Students who ate breakfast had 40% higher math grades, were half as likely to be depressed, and less likely to be hyperactive. Eating breakfast can boost brain function (e.g., learning, memory, academic performance, general emotional and psychological well-being). (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000, p 113)

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