Health Tip: Be Sure the Family Eats Breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- Even if you're rushing out the door to get kids to school, be sure to make time for a family breakfast.

The Nemours Foundations says starting the day with a healthy breakfast can offer these benefits:

  • It helps provide the body with enough energy to start the day.
  • It raises the likelihood that children will be more physically active.
  • It helps stabilize metabolism, mood and energy levels.
  • It can suppress mid-morning hunger that would likely promote snacking on higher-calorie foods.
  • It makes kids likely to miss fewer days of school.

-- Diana Kohnle

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