Breakfast and school
People often say they feel fuelled and ready for the day ahead by eating breakfast. But does it really help improve performance?
When scientists have tested the effects of breakfast, they have found that eating breakfast does make a difference to school and work related performance. These studies have found that eating breakfast can:
- Improve speed in short-term memory tests
- Assist with problem solving
- Help children do better in creativity tests
- Improve alertness, which may help with memory and learning
- Children are likely to pay more attention in class.
Eating breakfast also provides children and teenagers with nutrients and energy at an important part of the day for learning.
Breakfast ideas and recipes:
- Kidspot's breakfast recipes section
- Healthy breakfast ideas
- Best breakfast recipes
- Breakfast and school
- Breakfast nutrition
- Get a healthy start to the day
- Breakfast for hungry minds
- Tempting fussy eaters
- The importance of breakfast
- Top breakfast ideas slideshow
This article was supplied by the team of Nutritionists at Kellogg's for Kidspot, New Zealand's leading education resource for parents.