Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
From the time we are infants our parents and grandparents have said time and time again that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," and although this phrase continues with us as time goes on, how many of our children are really consuming a "brain-food" filled breakfast every morning before school? Studies have shown that over the past ten years between 21%-42% of children between the ages of five and thirteen do not consume breakfast on a daily basis. Although the quality of breakfast was variable within and between studies, children who reported eating breakfast on a consistent basis tended to have superior nutritional profiles than their breakfast-skipping peers.(Gail C. Rampersaud MS, 2005) Not only is there evidence that a healthy breakfast increases healthy nutritional profiles, but there are studies that show that eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can increase cognitive ability to think abstractly, absorb information better, develop small motor skills more efficiently, as well as retain information more effectively.
Derby, Laura, "The nutritional effects of cognitive behaviors in elementary students : Senior Capstone research paper" (2011). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 380.