Breaking Breakfast

Hanna Bradford, Fall 2014 j1 Student

Aspects of our daily lives often get in the way of breakfast. Teens more now than ever before are skipping breakfast.

Breaking the habit of breakfast has become an everyday occurrence for 30 percent of today’s teens and 10 percent of school aged children, according to

The right to eat breakfast is a choice a person must make. No one should be forced to eat breakfast because partaking in this meal is a decision that will not positively or negatively impact the outcome of someones day.

Breakfast is not a necessary meal.

Skipping breakfast has caused some leading studies that have turned up empty handed. There is no evidence that breakfast can negatively influence any particular person.

There is no data that proves kids who eat breakfast have higher test scores or perform better in classes than those who don’t consume the ‘most important’ meal of the day, according to

This data contradicts with everything teachers and parents have told students all through school. Eating breakfast before school or snacks before tests do not have an impact of the performance of students.

As part of the intermittent fasting diet, not eating breakfast allows your body to cleanse and refresh, according to Dr. Mercola on Your body can learn to burn fat for fuel more efficiently and in turn result in weight loss.

Busy adults often don’t consume breakfast also. Because of work and various activities eating  breakfast is clearly not on the forefront of minds in today’s society.  In the population over 20 years old, around 80 percent skip breakfast daily.

Since breakfast is not an essential meal, it has become a meal of choice which is positively affecting many Americans. Having more time for school and work, Americans have become more productive; therefore, benefiting society as a whole. We can use this skipped meal as a better opportunity to further our country.