Breakfast Eating Studied

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An Eau Claire County committee, formed to promote healthy children, found that numbers of kids eating breakfast in the county actually went down.

Of those surveyed in 1999, 91 percent ate a breakfast, and only 86 percent did in 2003.

The top three reasons cited in the study for children not eating breakfast were that they weren't hungry, were too busy, or overslept.

Public Health Nutritionist Beth Lucas says children who start their day with breakfast are better able to learn, complain of fewer headaches and stomachaches, and stay on task better.