Teens Eating Breakfast More Often
Sometimes there is progress! Data from kidsdata.org reports that since 2004, the number of youth who report eating breakfast has slowly increased. Maybe the nutrition campaigns have done some good, or the wonderful media about the importance of family meals. We may never know what is working, but something is changing.
In California (CA), more than half of teens in 7th, 9th and 11th grades reported eating breakfast the day they took the last CA Healthy Kids Survey. There is still a gender difference, in that boys are more likely to eat breakfast than girls, but progress is progress.
- 7th grade boys (68.3%) & girls (60.8%);
- 9th grade boys (62.0%) & girls (54.5%); and
- 11th grade boys (56.9%) & girls (55.2%).
Photo credit: Chris Radcliff