Statistics show that children benefit in a multitude of ways when they start their day with a healthy breakfast. And while parents have a number of things to tend to each morning in getting children ready for school, adding “prepare nutritious breakfast” to the daily to-do list will benefit your child for years to come.
Numerous studies indicate that children who eat a healthy breakfast have more energy throughout the day, increase their thinking and memory skills and maintain a healthier weight and a more active metabolism. Additionally, students who eat a good breakfast have fewer discipline problems and make fewer visits to the school nurse.
On the flip side, research shows that children who skip breakfast tend to suffer from behavioral, emotional and academic problems. Researchers have also found that when children do not eat well in the morning they may demonstrate more hyperactive behavior and tend to be absent and tardy more frequently.
The Oceanside Unified School District supports a strong wellness program for all OUSD students. Meals provided through our free-and-reduced lunch programs and foods and snacks sold on our campuses are all approved as healthy and nutritious for our students. Please take the time to do you and your children a huge favor in life by making sure that they arrive for school energized by a healthy breakfast, or in time to enjoy a healthy breakfast at school.