Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Establishing a regular eating pattern is the key to weight control throughout your life. Breakfast is important not just for the nutritional benefits but for the mental benefits as well. Studies have reported that kids who eat breakfast do better academically than those who skip or have inadequate breakfast. Non-breakfast eaters report shorter attention spans and are more prone to obesity and other related diseases, as they end up eating snacks that are high in fat and sugar and contain low nutritional value.
The rush in early morning tends to encourage many adults to skip breakfast entirely, or merely grab a cup of coffee on the run. Children, too, may either skip breakfast chronically, or make random choices of food if they fall back on their own resources. Cereals are a great choice for all family members who are low in time and busy in the morning. Ready-to-eat cereals supply B-vitamins and minerals, such as iron and zinc, which are essential for healthy growth and development. Milk boosts those benefits with additional calcium and vitamins D, A and B12.