According to a poll conducted by Make Mine Milk campaign in the UK, researchers found that teenagers were consuming unhealthy foods for breakfast such as energy drinks. The poll, including responses from 2,000 teenagers between ages 12-18, observed some concerning breakfast habits. Teens would either skip breakfast or choose food items very high in fat, sugar, and caffeine– energy drinks being a popular choice. A frequently consumed “shot style” energy drink contains 175mg of caffeine! Not only does eating in this manner become hazardous to their health, it also negatively impacts their behavior and academic performance as well.
Have you found any other alarming foods that are frequently eaten for breakfast? What healthy breakfast options do you normally recommend for students?
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