(HealthDay News) -- Considering skipping breakfast?

Bad idea, warns the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here's why the meal is so important:

  • Eating a healthy breakfast can boost a child's performance in school, and help improve behavior.
  • A balanced breakfast can help promote a healthy body weight.
  • Skipping breakfast can leave the brain and body lagging throughout the day.
  • A healthy breakfast is particularly important for the health and well-being of children and teens.