Evidence suggests that eating breakfast may improve cognition on many levels in adults, children and adolescents. Positive effects on tasks involving memory, attention and cognitive function are seen consistently when comparing those who eat breakfast with those who don’t.
Improvements in alertness, contentment and satiety have also been attributed to breakfast consumption. Evidence suggests that breakfast consumption in school children, often through school breakfast clubs, can also have a positive effect on academic performance.
In recent years attention has focused on whether the type of breakfast has specific benefits on cognitive function and other measures. There is no evidence to suggest that breakfast choices have any great effect, however mood enhancement may be observed when a breakfast is perceived as healthier .
Consuming breakfast prior to exercise may also help to improve physical performance, and reduce mental fatigue  suggesting that breakfast consumption is a positive step before physical activity.
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