Many people skip breakfast and don’t realize the consequences of doing so. For kids, they are often in a hurry to get to the bus or to school in the morning. Sometimes students do not have enough food at home to have breakfast even if they wanted to. When the latter is the case, help those students identify sources of food outside the home. For instance, help them find out about a breakfast program at their school if one is available.

Skipping breakfast can cause a person to become very hungry before it is time to eat lunch. Being hungry can ruin a child’s concentration and reduce their success in the classroom. Several studies have shown that students who eat breakfast behave better in the classroom, are tardy less often, and perform standardized tests better than those who skip breakfast. This lesson is designed to teach students the importance of breakfast and show them how to plan for breakfast every day.

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