Emma Nutrition

Simplifying the science through cooking and education. When I'm not on Mummy duties…

Eating breakfast makes us skinny!


A study of 236 teenagers proves that infrequent breakfast consumption is associated with higher body adiposity and abdominal obesity.

Breakfast consumption patterns showed that only half of the participants (50%) were consuming breakfast daily. Those eating breakfast at least 5 times a week had significantly lower body weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, body fat mass and percent body fat (%BF) compared to infrequent breakfast eaters, after adjustment for age, household income, pubertal status, eating-out and snacking practices, daily energy intakes, and daily physical activity levels.

Therefore daily breakfast consumption with healthy food choices should be encouraged in growing children and adolescents to prevent adiposity during these critical years of growth.


Author: EmmaNutrition

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

4 thoughts on “Eating breakfast makes us skinny!

  1. My (main) reason for a (simple) breakfast of (white) bread and (peanut) butter with (black) coffee – have (enough) oxygen for my (tiny) brain to (cool) think for the start of the day.

    For the kids, you need to be more creative and imaginative with different breakfast menu.

    • Well you’ve got carbs, protein, fat and fibre in there but I’d be happier if it were brown bread 🙂 Spot on about kids, I like to encourage varied meals so they get a broad spectrum of nutrients and dot get too stuck in their ways (like us adults!).

  2. Thanks for your email Anna ref above comment:
    Anna said: its sad because parents just don’t get it, and the school system which are meant to trust doesn’t get it, these poor kids have no education on healthy eating, they think its just veggies and fruit but there is so much more to it,
    It would be amazing if kids were shown from a young age to cook and eat well. I’ve just become involved in a cooking project for kids which is very exciting and hopefully beneficial to lots who don’t get the opportunity at home.

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