Breakfast Makes Young Students More Successful
There’s more evidence that eating breakfast helps kids perform better in school.
That’s the conclusion of new research conducted by Cardiff University’s Center for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement.
To conduct their study, published in Public Health Nutrition, the researchers examined 5,000 students aged 9 to 11 from more than 100 primary schools. They asked students what they ate over the last 24 hours (this included two days’ worth of breakfast) and then compared their diet with teacher assessments of the students.
The results showed that students who ate breakfast were twice as likely to have above average educational performance when compared to students who didn’t eat breakfast.
But it also mattered what the kids ate. Those who dined on junk food for breakfast also did not do particularly well in school.