Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

Is there one meal that is more important than another when it comes to a child doing well at school?

Most everyone has heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

The American Academy of PediatricsOff Site Icon (AAP), agrees with the old adage when it comes to the most important meal for school-aged children.

Studies continue to prove how important it is that kids not skip breakfast, according to the AAP. Students who eat breakfast score higher on math and reading scores and improve their speed and memory on cognitive tests.

Studies also show that children who eat breakfast at school – closer to the start of the school day than if they ate at home – score better on standardized tests, according to the AAP.

For more information about the childhood nutrition talk with your doctor.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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