IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” If it’s so good, how come many people skip breakfast? But many people do. There are lot of excuses for not having breakfast, e.g Lack of time, not being a morning person, trying to lose some weight, not finding anything good for breakfast and having forgotten to have it. During a busy morning when you don’t have time to eat, it's easy to let breakfast go down in your list of priorities or even skip it completely, but taking just a few minutes for yourself to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day an in fact will make it better (Shake Up Your Wake Up) It is amazing how we are used to skipping breakfast, we condition our self as “OK” but by close
Effect and benefits of Skipping Breakfast - (addressing to parents as well) Now that we know breakfast is an important meal of a day. It is also crucial to also know the effects of skipping breakfast. While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform at their best pace, students also need it even more. The students growing bodies and brain development obtains essential regular refueling often, from food. When students skip breakfast, they do not receive the essentials and nutrients for them to be at their best.
Revitalizing the brain and body can minimize these problems. Studies show that children who skip breakfast are late and absent from school more often than children who eat breakfast on a daily basis. (webMD) As an attempt to lose weight, people avoid breakfast, but this practice is more likely to cause weight gain than weight loss. Obesity development is closely linked to missing breakfast. Studies show that overweight and obese adults and children are less likely to eat breakfast each morning than their thinner counterparts.
Consequently, the results of the rough transition reflects on the student 's health, academic performance, and athletic performance. For instance, Kelly Harris, a first-year student-athlete, said, "It would be easier to eat healthier without meal plans, that’s for sure.” When you have meal plans and you can eat at the school’s buffet. People do not tend to eat the healthiest of foods prepared when so many delicious, rather than nutritious, options are served. A correlation between fifteen pounds of weight gain and the college freshman year has been made because of meal plans. Many of the meals provided to students with meal plans are not quality meals, just innutritious food.
There is still a troubling growing paradox in hungry children and childhood obesity. Children are either getting too many or too little calories. NSLP is still criticized to this day, nonetheless they made a tremendous improvement to the program since publication of Fast Food Nation in 2001. The NSLP only provides student with 1 to 2 meals out of the day. It is up to the parents to teach and provide their children with nutritional food,“HEALTHY eating and physical activity habits are key to your child 's well-being.
Breakfast represents the most important meal of the day. I chose this topic because I often forget to eat breakfast and I want to know why this is not a good practice. I already know that by eating breakfast I save myself from over indulgence later in the day. Breakfast is considered brain food because it gets me going in the morning. This information came to me from parents and previous teachers that tried to inform me that eating breakfast improves my grades.
The poor choices made during the day may be contributing to an increase in childhood obesity. The National Institute of Health stated that 25 percent of children are overweight; the figure has nearly doubled since the 1960’s (Beaver). Schools are trying to address the issue by enforcing strict new food policies. For example, a school in Ontario will forbid all fast-food and will required eighty percent of all meals to consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy options (The State Has No Place in the Lunch Bags of a Nation). Although some schools have organic choices and have made changes to their menus, kids prefer to eat burgers, pizza, and other fat-filled foods.
“Our Schools need to start teaching kids how to be healthy.”- Unknown. School lunches have created a chronic problem in a school setting, and since it hasn't been fixed, 6-11 year olds have had a 17% increased chance of becoming obese (Centers for Disease control and Prevention). Most school districts don't even bother changing the food restrictions just so they can please their students. Unhealthy school lunches are a huge problem among children in the United States, it can cause obesity, stress, and many other problems. One problem among school lunches is how all the unhealthy foods build up over time and cause obesity.
Many families cannot afford the rising costs of lunch. It seems that many schools are not exactly happy with the new regulations being made by the USDA because many kids are still hungry at the end of the day, and many of them have extra-curricular activities after school. Michelle Obama thinks that cutting portion size is a good way to help with childhood obesity, but by doing this children are just unhealthy and hungry. Many people believe that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is not making a lot of progress in making school lunches healthy and cost efficient. In order to solve these problems, many families choose to have their child bring their own lunch to school.
According to a study conducted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2008, 25 percent of children in primary school is overweight or obese. The study also showed that nearly 30 percent of primary school children do not eat breakfast on average two to three times a week. More troubling, the study revealed that students who do not take breakfast are more likely to suffer from the problem of overweight and other illnesses as they grow older. One reason, the students prefer to eat snacks such as crisps, sweets and so others snacks sold in the market to replace foods should be eaten at breakfast time because it's easier to eat and taken anywhere. If a student is studying and the period of time to eat of schooling has not yet come, a students tend to take less