Proper nutrition helps the brain and body and it’s good for one’s mood, too. I find this with my high school students who don’t eat properly…they are grumpy, tired, not very interested in anything. Many of them are obese because they don’t eat breakfast and then come to school with a bag of chips and a soda. Where do kids get the money for the junk?
Yesterday, while working with elementary age kids at Vacation Bible School, I saw the same thing. A little girl, who says she does not eat breakfast, is lethargic, behaves badly, is non-cooperative, and complains about being hungry. I think mom may just be too rushed in the mornings to feed the child. Perhaps VBS needs to do what we do in the public schools, feed the kids breakfast.