Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow and St. George in London explain that skipping breakfast every day affects children's health at a later period in their development.
According to the study, skipping breakfast for years on end leads to the development of type 2 diabetes. This is because with time, the body becomes insulin resistant, a key contributor to the development of the illness.
4000 elementary school children took part in the British study, all up to 9 or 10 years of age.
The end results showed that children who skipped a morning meal eventually showed the first symptoms of type 2 diabetes. This was not seen in those kids who ate breakfast every day.
Eating breakfast every day is necessary for a child to be healthy, active and energetic. However, this does not mean eating whatever it happens to grab. It is not recommended for a child to begin its day with pastries or donuts.
You can prepare a boiled egg, slices of whole grain bread, ham and cheese for your child. Waffles and pancakes, made at home from whole wheat flour and smeared with honey or feta cheese, are always a suitable breakfast.
If you're in a hurry, you can always prepare a bowl of muesli, with milk poured over them.