With many students rushing out the door after waking up late, breakfast is no longer a priority, and in some cases not even a possibility. This week I can recall skipping breakfast 3 times simply because I woke up late and did not want to be late to school. Other students manage to squeeze something small in such as Sarah DeLeonibus,
“I usually eat breakfast but nothing too big, usually I only have time for something small like a yogurt. The rest of my family rarely eats breakfast because they wake up too late,” says DeLeonibus.
“I never have time to eat breakfast. I always wake up to late, and school starts too early so it is never my main focus. I would rather sleep for a few more minutes then eat,” stated Ben Goldberg.
Other students simply don’t like eating breakfast such as Fallon McKnight,
“I don’t eat breakfast because I don’t have time, I also don’t like it. Eating in the morning right after I wake up seems gross to me,” says McKnight.
“I always eat breakfast because I think that it is important. I know some of my friends don’t have time because they stay up too late and wake up too late so they are in a rush. But I usually go to bed around 10 pm so I get enough sleep and can wake up early to eat,” says Katie Panzer.
Studies have always shown that breakfast is a very important part of a developing brain. It not only kick-starts our metabolisms and helps us maintain healthy weights, but also gives our brains fuel to function to their highest ability. Having a good, healthy breakfast allows us to think clearly, remember more information, and stores that information. While it may not always be easy, it is very important for students to try and get any sort of breakfast they can in the morning to help them throughout the day.