In a Gallup poll of more than 400 boys and girls aged nine to 15, half claimed to skip breakfast on school mornings.
Many youngsters just aren't hungry at that hour; but the major obstacle to a sound morning meal seems to be a lack of time.
Unfortunately, this may be doing irreversible damage. Think about it... by the time they finally sit down to lunch in the school cafeteria, they may have gone 12-14 hours or more without eating.
In doing so, they're depriving their brains of essential nutrients needed for concentration, short-term memory, problem solving and processing information.
Missing any of the three traditional square meals also reduces their chance of meeting the daily required intake (DRI) for calcium by a whopping one-third.
As a parent, what can you do to ensure a healthy start to the day for your child?
Special guest, Dr.Lisa M. Asta, MD, shares tips on easy, fast, healthy ways to get your kids ready to learn and face the day... armed with all the nutrients they need for a successful, high energy day.