School performance and children's breakfast

School performance and children's breakfast

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Eat breakfast like a king, eat like a marquis and dinner like a beggar. In the wisdom of this century-old saying resides, in part, the results of a study that ensures that children who do not eat a good breakfast suffer negative consequences on their school performance, have poorer physical performance and a lower capacity for attention and concentration. And it is that school performance and children's breakfast is directly related.

A good breakfast has a positive influence on physical and intellectual performance, including children's mood, since when children do not eat a good breakfast, they present weakness, lack of energy and lower attention span and concentration. In some cases, a bad breakfast also causes worse behavior and less ability to relate to classmates, according to the teachers in the study carried out by the Kellogg's cereal brand.

In this sense, nutrition experts point out that the contribution of the caloric value of breakfast should not be less than 25 percent of the total caloric value of the diet. It has been proven that when there is no breakfast or it is insufficient, this lack can cause secondary hypoglycemia, which affects school behavior and performance.

However, still 10 percent of Spanish children between 6 and 12 years old do not eat breakfast daily. Among those who do eat breakfast daily, 8 percent do not eat it at home and 15 percent eat breakfast alone, without adult supervision. Thus, more than half of the children eat breakfast daily at home with their parents or with the whole family, which is the most ideal setting for breakfast, in the opinion of the teachers.

The Kellogg's study has revealed that 70 percent of children who do not eat breakfast do not do so due to lack of appetite. The lack of appetite in the morning is directly related, according to experts, with the dinner and sleep habits of the night before. In this sense, the Kellogg's study finds that around 40 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 12 have dinner between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. during the school year, go to bed between 10:00 p.m. and 23:00 and gets up between 7:00 and 8:00. As a consequence of these habits, just over 50 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 12 wake up sleepy in the morning.

However, teachers are not an example. According to the study carried out by Kellogg's (although 7 out of 10 educators know that a good balanced breakfast should include dairy, cereals and fruit) only 3 out of 10 teachers eat a balanced breakfast. The most common breakfast for teachers is coffee along with toast and milk.

Marisol New. Editor of our site

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  1. Bama

    What a lovely phrase

  2. Kagagul

    In my opinion it is obvious. I would not wish to develop this theme.

  3. Kagazragore

    What an interesting message

  4. Shalmaran

    It is a lie.

  5. Curt

    Now everything is clear, thank you very much for the information.

  6. Barden

    Everything is buttered.

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