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Well are you worried about your kids' grades -- isn't right the answer could lie in what they actually.
Eat for breakfast in the morning or what they don't need a new study released today by the -- and youth foundation and National Dairy Council shows over half of students skipped the first meal that day.
What a detrimental affect second half on learning joining me now is the former US surgeon general doctor David Satcher.
Who monitored the nation's health for both Clinton and George W.
Bush administration's good morning to -- Mormon missions so we've heard this forever how important breakfast is I think what startled me.
Was -- 62%.
Of teens are still not eat.
Well first there was there -- -- -- but I think we're just now realize how important it is and especially how imported those from learning.
And -- schools now have a major reason to really push for an environment and most kids -- broke -- Sometimes just sit them Russian don't feel that they have time so aluminum just never developed the habit of eating breakfast sooner -- don't don't have a taste for.
So we've got to make breakfast more -- we've got to make it more convenient grab and go Evelyn.
But it's really critical when we -- -- now we're not just talking about obesity.
And preventing it went on -- learning -- -- what happens to her brain when you do -- did not eat breakfast.
It's a part of this study showed that kids who eat breakfast.
And -- have that energy actually have better attention spans -- -- and an -- memory you know so obviously those two things than play into better grades ultimately right.
Definitely in this country needs we need but -- people and worked for us the military needs people who.
I'm not overweight and obese and who have their brains working at their best here's the other it is citing Turkey's doctor here's the other interesting that they that you found from the study.
It's not just what you eat it's also the exercise in being active so kids who were more action performed better on standardized tests why.
Well because of -- brain because of the impact that physical activity.
Has on the brain does a part of the brain that simple chemicals -- where.
The stores memory and also is responsible for being able to -- attention.
So we know that children -- physically active.
-- better brain function and therefore they perform better and yet three in four high school students are not active for the recommended sixty.
Each day so again something we need to work on with our team -- a lot of work to do and the screws need help.
They need help from the parents the community the business leaders in the community.
We're also all in this together and that's what this report is saying that we can work together to create helped his school environments.
-- the country would benefit significant.
What I -- facilities schools that we're trying smooth these and -- and when you gave the choice of yogurt and -- together that was actually the most popular.
For the kids I was surprised by that and the good thing is it's healthy it includes vegetables and fruits and whole -- -- whole -- So we now have the ability to create.
Food that is healthy and -- at the same time so I think we can do -- -- I like your optimism doctor David Satcher thanks so much for bringing this to our attention -- to be with you.
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