You hear it over and over again: Bbreakfast is the most important meal of the day. We are told we should not skip breakfast even if you are trying to cut down on calories, it still isn't a meal we can afford to skip.
Breakfast is important for adults and even more so for children. Skipping this important meal has been linked to obesity. It makes sense that after hours of resting, your body would need to refuel and recharge with nutrients. As an adult if you skip breakfast, you may be setting yourself up to overeat at the next meal. Children in particular need breakfast because their growing bodies and developing brains need a regular intake of food. Putting them in a state of semi-starvation can cause behavioral, intellectual, and physical issues for them.