Source: University of Missouri-Columbia
A new study says consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.
The researchers found that eating breakfast during the week more frequently was associated with positive body image.
Just over half of the sample reported eating breakfast five days a week; however, nearly 17 percent reported never eating breakfast.
More than 30 percent reported eating breakfast fewer than five times a week.
The researchers also found that boys were more likely to eat breakfast than girls.
Additionally, the researchers found that children were much more likely to have a positive body image if they regularly ate breakfast with a parent.