Helen L. Miller asked her 10th grade homeroom, "How many of you ate breakfast this morning?"
She saw only a smattering of hands. Undaunted, the home economics teacher asked her standard follow-up question: "How many of you would like to eat breakfast?"
Every hand rose.
Miller isn't teaching in some third-world nation where war or natural disaster led to famine. Oh, no. She teaches in an affluent New Jersey suburb. And the kids in Williamstown High School are no different than their peers across the nation. They'd rather spend that extra 15 minutes in bed than get up to deal with breakfast.
The end result?
- Kids running on empty.
- Kids who do not learn well.
- Medical research has shown time and time again that they don't remember their lessons.
- They're inattentive, listless, and they're cranky.
You can lick the problem with a healthy, delicious meal -- one that will get your kid's day off to a strong start.