Eating breakfast and how it impacts school performance

Asked January 17, 2019, 2:07 PM EST

Do you have any numbers to prove that eating breakfast increases school performance? any proof ?

Alameda County California

1 Response

There is a compelling consensus of evidence that kids who are hungry, malnourished, or food insecure suffer academically, yet it has been difficult to sort out whether habitual breakfast consumption and/or participation in school breakfast programs are beneficial for kids who have enough and good enough food to eat in general, breakfast/school breakfast seems to help for nutritionally challenged kids. See for example: Nutr Res Rev. 2009 Dec;22(2):220-43.
doi: 10.1017/S0954422409990175.

A systematic review of the effect of breakfast on the cognitive performance of children and adolescents.