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Breakfast Cereal May Help Promote Healthy Body Weight in Children
Information provided by the American Dietetic Association: Your Link to Nutrition & Health

Did your kids eat breakfast before heading off to school this morning? If not, they may be in for more than hunger or sluggish classroom performance.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that kids who include ready-to-eat cereals in their daily routine are more likely to have a healthy body mass index than those who don't eat breakfast.

Results also showed that children who ate cereal not only were least likely to be overweight but also had the best nutrient intake. While cereal alone may not be the reason for these positive outcomes, cereal consumption may indicate an overall pattern of healthful eating.

Make breakfast a priority in the morning and help jump-start your day, and your family's day, the right way with breakfast.


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